To my newly-turned Teenager,
I cannot believe we've come to this place.
But I'm glad.
You've gone from a sweet, loving, friendly baby boy and child, to a smart, gracious, friendly, kind young man.
I wish your dad and I could take some credit for who you are, and who you will become.
But we can't.
For in all the parenting, and time, and love, and discipline we try to impart, we do/will fail.
We see Great Work being done in you.
Sometimes that work isn't easy.
Your tender heart often carries burdens that seem too heavy for your years...continue to pursue Truth, my son. When you do you encourage those around you.
You encourage me.
I'm thankful for your love of laughter. Your gift of conversation. Your love for family.
I am so grateful you're my boy. I wouldn't want any son but you.