Just like Caleb, your birthday post is months late. Don't be fooled, son. Just because you are a middle child, you will never (and I mean ever) be lost in the middle.
There is something about you, little man. Something special. I wish I could put my finger on it, but then again maybe I don't. Maybe I don't want to crack the code of what makes you so magical. The way you look at the world is simply different from others.
Just the other day we were walking past a neighbor's dead yard. Flanked by lush, green yards on both sides, it stuck out like a sore thumb. Every blade of grass was brown. 'The people who live there are really lucky!" you exclaimed. "Why?" we asked, confused. "Well, now they know exactly where their yard ends and where the other neighbors' begin." Your positivity is inspiring.
You are also tenacious. You are the only one in the family who chose to continue your Chinese education. You go to the Kentucky Chinese School every Sunday. I love to hear you speak Mandarin. You may not know it now, but this is an investment that I believe will serve you well in the future.
You make friends easily, but you still enjoy playing on your own. You are extremely creative, making worlds and games and rules all your own. There is never a dull moment with you around!
You've done so well with the transition back to the States. I know you miss your best buddy, Jack Mac. I know you miss our neighborhood and the pool and your old school. I'm so proud of how you've managed to stay our sweet, positive Jack, through it all.
I can't wait to see what adventures are in store for you this year, dear. I love you to the moon and back. Happy 6th birthday, sweet boy (a lot late).