To my oldest:
You have a kindness in your heart that is matched by no other...like when the sport's photographer scares Sam every time ~you calmly walk up, put your arm around him, and tell him "It's okay."
Your laughter is contagious. You find joy in things that, as I mom, I have forgotten to find joy in. You remind me. Thank you for that reminder.
I love that you are the leader... carefully taking your brother's hand to lead him over a bridge that his fear of heights denies him to cross on his own.
These qualities will serve you well...don't ever lose them.