This is 6

“What are you doing up so early?” asked our next door neighbor as we were walking out of the building. “I’m going with my Mommy to take my birthday photos!”

You asked to bring Charmeleon, your favorite Pokémon stuffy, and wear your birthday crown as we walked around and took pictures in the neighborhood.

And you were so happy when people walked past saying, “Happy Birthday!” “Mommy, they know it’s my birthday because of my crown! Not everyone says ‘Happy Birthday’. Some people, they just smile at me.”

Even when we were finished with the photos you wanted to wear your crown for the rest of the day, “so that everyone knows it’s my birthday!”

Six years ago today the world was blessed with your sweet soul Grey Grey and I can’t possibly love you more than I do.

Always & forever my crown prince,