These next few years are going to fly by for you, Alex, as you try to find your way and discover the man you are becoming. Take time to enjoy it along the way. Always remember you are loved and treasured. You will always have our love, pride, and support. As you step out into the world, don't forget that you will never be alone. You always have a home, a family, and a loving God to lean on. Never forget to whom you belong, and who you are in Christ. You are His far more than mine and Dad's. I pray you will choose to serve Him faithfully and fully throughout your life. Seek Him in everything you do. Stay in the Word. Listen to His voice. Go to Him with every decision. Do you remember the passage I taught you when you were small? Proverbs Chapter 3. Go back and look it up.
Happy Birthday, Alex! I love you with all my heart!