For those of you who don't know me I work here at the radio station and today I want to take the time and wish my son a very Happy 10th Birthday!! Andrew Gage is our only son. He loves baseball, basketball, playing games and going to the movies. I thought I write a letter to him since this is his first double digit birthday .

Dear Andrew,
Happy 10th birthday!! This is the only time you will turn double digits and I hope you know the past 10 years of our lives you have brought us nothing but pure joy. Watching you grow, absorbing the world around you, always asking questions I’m reminded each day of the treasure you bring into our world . As parents we have goals, dreams and wishes for you. I have, as you can imagine have dozens of them, but on this birthday I will limit myself . My first wish is that you will always feel and know that your parents love you no matter what . My second wish is that you have wins and losses, trophies and empty shelves. As much as I would love to see you succeed in everything you do… as much as I believe in your gifts, I must wish you challenges. For it is within the losses, the 3rd, 4th and 5th places, and the failures that your character will be built. It is my job, as your mom, to do my best to guide you through these moments. If everything was to be easy for you, you would be ill-prepared for the ‘real’ world. I promise you, life is not always easy. I ask the Lord to give me strength. It does not matter how old you get, you will always be my baby and I will cherish that forever. I will always love you ! You've made me a better person, and are the motivation for everything I have or ever will do. Thank you Andrew Gage for completing our family !