Happy 16th birthday, Ryan! It doesn't seem possible that you are really 16 today. I will always remember the day that you were born. It was a half day at school and we were having a potluck lunch. I got the phone call just before the lunch had started from my mom saying that you were a boy! Your mom and dad waited so long for you and everyone was so thrilled for them.
I have seen you grow from that little boy to the wonderful young man you have become. I am so glad that we have been able to be a part of your life and see you grow up.
Last summer when you drove with me for the first time up at the cabin was such fun (and a bit scary). My mom taught all of the "cousins" to drive down in Douglas before they were able to get their drivers' licenses. It was so fun for me to be able to carry on that tradition.
It is so great to hear how well you are doing in high school with your good grades and your dedication and the hard work that you put into diving. Hope you have a wonderful birthday today!! Lots of love from all of us!!