My dearest CJ,
Today you went from being a curious, willful 3-year-old toddler to an incredibly bright, independent, and mature 4-year-old boy. It's amazing how much you've grown in the past year alone! Two was a tough age (the infamous "terrible twos" hit pretty much after you turned 18 months), but three was even more challenging! At three, you clearly knew right from wrong but tested the boundaries anyway. Your vocabulary grew and excelled, yet you still chose to wail and scream when you wanted to be heard. You adored your baby brother and yet could not stand to share anything with him.
But three was also a magical age where I began to see you develop and mature in so many ways.
And honestly, your dad and I don't have all the answers. We won't be able to answer all your deep, profound questions. But the one thing we want to make sure you know full well is how magnificently and beautifully created you are by the God of the Universe. The very One who holds the stars and planets that make up our galaxies in the palm of His hands, the One who breathed life into this world simply with a word, the One who sacrificed His greatest treasure to call you His own - He is your maker, Father, and friend. I can't explain why He would love us so much or go to such depths for us, but never doubt it. Never question it. Never let anyone tell you otherwise.
And the world will never stop being a wonder to you as He reveals His love for you in ways that will blow your mind - now and for years to come.
Happiest 4th birthday, my darling sweet boy.