First and foremost I want you to know that I love you as much today as I did the day you came into our lives. Watching you grow has been the greatest pleasure of my life. As you embark on your future adventures in life there is some advice that I would like to give to you.
Be kind. Be kind to others and be kind to yourself. You have such a big heart and I love to see you use it.
Relax. As an almost 15 month old you were constantly on the go. I love that you are active, but I also want you to take the time to enjoy life around you. There is so much that you can miss if you don't sit back and take it all in every once in a while.
Love. And when you do, do it with your whole heart. I know it can be scary sometimes and it's hard to let people in, but when you find the person that is right I hope you will give your all. You have so much love to give and I know it is going to be one very lucky lady that gets to be on the receiving end of it.
Last of all - smile. I know sometimes you might feel like you have nothing to smile about, but I can promise you that you do. Know that your smile has the power to not only change your mood but also that of those around you. There's nothing so bad in life that a smile can't make it at least a little bit better. I know that even on my worst days seeing your smile has made everything a little brighter.
You are an amazing person, Andrew, and I love you more than you will ever know. I am excited to see what your future holds because I just know it's going to be something great.
I love you forever and always,
(Just a little reminder of your infectious smile) :)
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