Amos & The Birthday
Today is your birthday and you are 11.
I didn’t get you a present.
I know you want a phone but they keep saying no.
They tell me no, too.
I’m not allowed to have pop tarts before dinner.
Mommy said when they told you that you were going to be a big brother again, you were so excited.
Do you remember me as a tiny baby at your party when you turned eight?
I am more fun now that I’m three.
You love me very much, don’t you, Thomas?
I love you bigger than the moon.
That is a kiss for my biggest brother.
Some day I will be able to say your name, Thomas.
You are the best present I’ve ever gotten.