Playing Together

Today is my son Logan's 14th birthday.

When Logan was little, he once defeated me 8 consecutive times at the board game Chutes & Ladders. Upon sensing my frustration at the crushing losses, he offered to intentionally lose to make me feel better. He said, "It doesn't matter to me whether I win or lose. I just like it when we play together."

For the last 14 years, it has been my honor to 'play' with this kid. In wins & losses. In happiness & sadness. In success & disappointment.

For me, the celebration isn't simply about what he has accomplished. It's that we have been able to do it together.

I love you, my son. I am proud of who are you. And I can't wait for us to continue to grow together.

Happy Birthday, Logan!