You and that skateboard - I thought that maybe it was going to be a phase that most little boys go through but you have really taken to it! I love hearing you call me from outside so you can show me a new trick you learned. And I do have to say that I am very impressed - you are doing awesome. I think that maybe you even made your big brother a little jealous - all of a sudden he goes everywhere on his skateboard, trying to do as good as you are. I think this might be a brother thing, the whole competition of who's better. But I'll let you in on a secret - you're better! Just don't tell Devin I said that!
Last month you turned the big 11 - I say this in all the letters I have written so far so I will just say it again - I am amazed at how fast time goes. It really is unbelievable to me that in just a few years you will be a teenager. We moved into our house when you were just starting kindergarten - and now you will be off to junior high. I was thinking the other day about how you do not even grab my hand anymore when crossing the parking lot at the store - as I always do I reach out my hand to hold yours, to keep you safe, but now you shy away, showing me your independence that you can cross safely by yourself. I would be lying if I said that I didn't secretly wish for that little boy who would eagerly reach out his hand for mine, excited to be going to the store with mom. It is these little things that I miss - just always remember that no matter how old you get I will continue reaching my hand out to you whether you feel you need it or not.
I love you so much Dylan - I love how laid back you are, how loving you are, the compassion that you show for others, I love hearing your laugh, I love how you still even laugh at my jokes - you are unique in all that you do. There is absolutely no one else like you. I have loved nothing more then being able to watch you grow, discovering yourself. I love ya Dilly Willy!
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