Today, at 4:57 AM, my oldest son officially became a teenager. Am I really that old?!?!
While I'm sure the teen years will bring their own set of challenges and obstacles, Matthew is really a good boy and I have every confidence that he will continue to be. I am so proud of the way he has grown and I know he will enjoy his teen years to the fullest.
I am predicting that our home will now never have enough food to keep him fed and that these next few years will fly by even quicker than the previous years have. I will try to squeeze in every last parenting nugget I can so that my voice will always be in the back of his mind guiding him on his way. We will get on each others' nerves and have arguments over school, driving, friends, chores and much more. I also know, however, that sooner than I think, he will be out with friends and working and I will wonder what happened and where the years went. I will hang on with both hands as we venture forth into this uncharted territory together.
Happy Birthday, Matthew! We love you!