1.) You have the drive and dedication of someone twice your age.
2.) I love your blend of natural mathematical talent and hard work – it’s so fun to see those two together.
3.) Boys are mean when they are unsure of themselves, there are a lot of insecure boys in middle school. Don’t let their underdeveloped characters get you down.
4.) You swim like a fish
5.) I respect how seriously you live gospel principles.
6.) Failing something hard/new ALWAYS trumps succeeding at what is easy/safe.
7.) You do a great job of being responsible with your money.
8.) It is sweet how grateful you are for everything.
9.) I want to be your best friend
10.) I have never met a kid who earned every Webelos pin they make, … well until now. You are awesome!
(taken at the Pool Party Pack Meeting where Gabe was awarded most of his pins)
11.) I feel profoundly blessed that you are my son.