Today is a special day in our life because my son was born 17 years ago today - we love birthdays and celebrating, and on his birthday I can't help always think of the day he was born and the feelings I felt on that day - excitement, nervousness, anticipation.
Being a teenager, he is at the age where all we get out of him are a lot of grunts and back-chat ... you know the challenging boundaries age ... but I couldn't be prouder on how this young man is turning out. He is empathetic, compassionate, kind, generous, strong (physically and mentally), humble, principled - shoo ... so many ...
We just need to work a bit on his independence, as he is totally comfortable to have everything done for him, and I for one know that I am not being a blessing to him if he is unable to do things for himself.
Amazing how we never stop being a work in progress in all areas of our lives.