I could have never predicted what a wonderful journey it has been to love this boy. I hope we have many years left together.
Happy 11th birthday, my friend!
You are certainly growing into a very handsome young man. I think back to how much you have grown over the years and I know that you will continue to grow as time goes on.
But today, I will love you as a beautiful 11 year old boy.
You are intelligent, kind, and extremely loving. The letters that you and your grandmother write to me make my heart soar with love.
I hope that today your grandmother is cooking you your favorite meal of rice and cassava leaf sauce. I hope you eat until you burst! :) After a good meal, and after your finish your homework, I hope you have some free time to play soccer with your friends. I know it's your favorite sport to play.
I pray that God washes his love and grace over you today, Abu and blessed you as you begin your 11th year of life.
I love you with my whole heart.
Your Friend, Kayla