Dear Gabe,

As I sit here writing this letter, I just want to start by saying how thankful I am to have been able to spend the past two years with you. I just got home from watching your orchestra concert with Sasha at our old elementary school. The smile I saw on Gabe’s face when he came out of the auditorium and saw us truly made my day. It is that exact smile that makes my day every Sunday when we hang out with Gabe. Gabe is such an intelligent, caring young boy and I have loved every minute I’ve spent with him no matter the activity we are doing. I love when Gabe teaches us new games outside, shows us his new piano pieces, and when we play board games such as Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue, and more. One of my favorite days with Gabe was when he taught Sasha and I how to make origami paper cranes. I know how confused Sasha and I were, but Gabe was so patient and helped us through every step. Gabe has brought more joy into my life than I could have ever imagined. I am so lucky to be able to call him my “little brother” and friend. I will miss him so much next year and it has been amazing to watch Gabe grow over the past two years.