God has set you apart, Thomas Richard Dower!
You’ve been the most precious blessing in my life!

I’m a bit in awe of how you respond to my growing handicaps, how you’d instinctively take my hand to help me walk across the room when there was no other adult nearby or the way you were often the only one that could understand what I was trying to say as I was loosing ability to speak. You help me take my pills and are often my hands and arms. Thank you for your many more acts of kindness and blessing, including making me laugh all the time! You are a constant delight to my heart!

And as the oldest of your cousins, I’m counting on you to keep up with your awesome pranks and shenanigans!

I’m also counting on you to look after their spiritual lives. I predict you will have a profound influence in your cousin’s lives, encouraging them to live for Jesus!

I love you sweet boy and not only wish you a very happy 5th birthday but also for all the ones ahead.

I think we’re going to have a very special year.

I love you madly!! You are in my heart and in my prayers.

““As for Me, this is My covenant with them,” says the LORD: “My Spirit which is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your offspring, nor from the mouth of your offspring’s offspring,” says the LORD, “from now and forever.””
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭59:21‬