He cantered softly into his sixth year and I sat down and looked at this boy - this man - with only wonder. In the forests that surround us, he has discovered the boldness inside of himself, the courage to ride the road ahead, even if it is fraught with obstacles and challenges.
He is the connection in the dots that connect his brothers and he makes this band (of brothers) a team, quietly implementing the ideas (that his older brother has usually invented), giving each of them confidence (because they're doing it together and Paugie is fearless), leading by example rather than through words.
The man you are becoming brings me so much delight. Thank you for being you, my Paugie boy. Keep growing, keep smiling, keep trying even when it seems impossible, keep loving with all your heart, keep alongside your brothers, helping them and relying upon them, keep looking for the Truth in all things (for you will always find it, if you look for it) and keep hoping, because you inspire hope in everyone around you.