Happy 16th Birthday
it has been exactly 4 years since my last blog post.
4 years ago my first born turned 12 and today he turns 16.
i truly am so proud of who this boy (man) is. he is the perfect first born in our family. tanner and smooshie look up to him and i love that he always includes them. he is super funny, some people don't get his humor but if you do, he'll have you laughing. he's an old man in a 16 year old body. he is very set in his ways and sometimes doesn't understand teenagers. he loves talking with adults and adults love talking with him. all of our friends love to hang out with him. he's authentic. what you see is what you get, and i really respect that about him. his faith in God is real. he asks hard questions because he wants to truly know the truth. he doesn't just believe because we believe. he loves music, movies, and being in the water whether it be surfing, swimming, or playing water polo. he's passionate and i love watching him in his element. as i've watched him grow these past 16 years i feel so honored to be his mom. when he was younger i used to think about him being a teenager and i would get sad. but i can honestly say that i enjoy the teenage years, i love hanging out with him, and he loves hanging out with us. sure there are hard days, but it wouldn't be real life if we didn't have them. in a week he gets his license and there is going to be a new freedom. as much as i'm excited for him, i'm also going to miss our talks in the car. maybe he'll just have to drive me around now ;) happy 16th birthday isaiah! dad and i love you more than you will ever know!