It doesn't seem possible that another year has passed. If this year goes as you have planned, you'll graduate from college, move home for awhile, be accepted to graduate school, then be off to the big time. You've grown up a lot over the past four years, and we're so proud of you. You've done very well in college, especially when you got to the classes that interested you!
You were the little kid who wouldn't do his homework, you were the guy who thought he'd draw comics for a living and didn't need college, and now you're going to be the kid with the Master's degree. I can't tell you how happy I am to be reading your application essay and seeing how knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and excited you are about your chosen career path.
We love you and wish you the best that life has to offer. Happy 23rd birthday, Scott.
You may look like a mountain man, but you're still my baby!