Today is Samuel's birthday and I'm so sad that I cannot be with him to celebrate. I always miss my family, but it's especially hard on holidays and birthdays. I did get to hear his sweet voice this morning and I got to tell him how excited that I am that he's 5 and how much I miss him and love him.
Sam, we are so proud of you and what a big, sweet boy you are. I would give anything to be with you, but even though we are miles away, we think of you every single day and hope you had the best birthday ever!
Oh, and last but not least, you are not allowed to grow anymore until we see you. I'm sorry, but that's just the way it has to be. So, either we must see you REALLY soon, or you just have to stop growing. I vote for seeing you soon.
Happy birthday buddy!