An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Monday, October 21, 2013

Jonathan in the Middle

Dear Jonathan,

Stuck in the middle, you often don't get the attention you deserve.

Your older brother has all the firsts, leading the way in being the first to graduate, first to drive, first to get a job.

Your younger brother is the baby and gets everyone's attention for having the lasts: last to go through kindergarten, last to lose a front tooth, the last to still leave cookies for Santa Claus.

And there you are, bookended by your brothers.

But today is your birthday and we celebrate your passion for sports, your independence, and your cute dimples. Although sometimes quiet, you are charming and witty. Most importantly, you have a good sense of who you are, Jonathan, which is a real blessing.

We love you and we celebrate you.

Mom, Dad, Nicholas and Timothy

Remember to always proclaim your rarity and celebrate your uniqueness; to use wisely your freedom of choice; and to go the extra mile by doing more than just what is expected.


tiziana said...

Caro Jonathan, congratulazioni per essere stato promosso alle scuole superiori, siamo veramente d'accordo con le belle parole di tua mamma, ti prego non cambiare, segui il tuo cuore.
Sei davvero un ragazzo spiritoso, affascinante, ma soprattutto hai due bellissime fossette.
Ti vogliamo bene, un abbraccio da tutti noi.

Nonna said...

Dear Jonathan. We are very, very proud of you and we love you very, very much. We pray that God will continue to help you to become a great Christian man. Tanti bacini. Nonna and Nonna

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...


Ua said...

Dear Jonathan, way to go! Congratulations on your graduation. Have fun!