Sweet Sixteen

Time goes so quickly. You learn you’re pregnant and it seems like you blink and you’re holding your baby. You blink again and the baby’s walking. Again, he’s starting kinder. Take a short nap, he’s in high school, getting ready to start driving . Sigh…..how did we get here, my Sweet?

After your brother, I had given up the idea of another child. But sixteen years ago on this day, here you were. And even on the difficult days (which have been few) you have been a blessing. You are the yin to your brother’s yang, day to his night, and you’ve filled our home with so much laughter and joy.

You are a natural athlete and a quick-study. You have so many options open to you. You really can do anything, and I’m excited to see where life takes you.

Though I’d be lying if I said my mother’s heart isn’t starting to get anxious about you growing up and striking out on your own. No matter how old you are, you will always be my baby. Same with your brothers. That’s just the way it works. 😉

Happy 16th birthday, Son. I love you more than you can imagine. Know that God has an amazing plan for your life, and if you pray and listen closely, He’ll make sure you’re on the right path.

Love,

Mom

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