Nov 2018 – you were playing with your friend Michael at our house. And multiple times when you needed anything, you called me “dad”. For example, “hey dad…can you get me something to drink?” I am totally not used to that. You always called me Daddy. It’s hard to hear you shorten it to just “dad”. I realize why you’re doing it. I realize it’s not as cool to say Daddy. And I realize it was probably awkward for you to say it as well. But this is a milestone I won’t ever forget. My little Ryan is growing up. I am proud of you, and love you regardless. No matter how old you are, you will always be my baby boy.