It's hard to believe that five years ago, you were born. Making me the happiest I have EVER been. I had no idea what to do, how to do it, or any direction from anyone. Your father and I just did it. From the moment below (the first time I was able to actually hold you), we bonded. Everything I had ever wanted. My first son. God blessed us with you.
Over the last five years I have seen you turn into a little boy. Someone who is compassionate, loving, caring, silly, and smart. You have more friends than the average teenager. And all of them love to be around you. The joy you bring us and others is contagious. You are always so calm, cool, and collected. In every situation. You always have the right thing to say at the right time. Is this even possible for a five year old? Well, it is. You put a smile on all of our faces always. One of my favorite things you do is problem solve. It's incredible. You have the ability to look at a problem, and figure out a way to solve it or improvise.
Oh the places you will go! You are going to go far Jake Bowman, and I can't wait to see you grow into the person God designed you to be. Stay positive, happy, caring, loyal, and loving. You are special in so many ways. I'm grateful. You are a blessing to us all.
You are my sunshine, always and forever,