Somewhere, I think when my back was turned, you started to grow up. You became your own person, with your own dreams and beliefs and hopes. You went from being a little child to beginning your journey to independence and adulthood. I’m scared to blink some days, as I might miss a piece of this journey that I am so privileged to witness.
You are an amazing young man. You are caring, and funny, and smart. You are a good friend. You are determined to be yourself at all times, something I admire.
As you celebrate 13, know that we love you, and are here cheering for you.
Welcome to the front seat.
(PS Bushboy has started posting again over at the family blog, check it out.)