Sweet guy, at fourteen you're well versed in the most important aspects of teenage life; sneakers, Starbucks and binge-watching episode after episode of Friends. I will text this post to you as soon as I’m through writing it, since that may be the best way to reach you.
This has been a year of big changes and you’ve handled them with ease. I admire how you’re not afraid to be vulnerable and to feel deeply. You’ve put yourself on the line and learned that the gains can outweigh the heartbreak. Thankfully, the little kid I once knew is never too far away. You can go from serious to silly in a flash, with a sly smile and cheeky wit. Happy Birthday with love, from your biggest fan.