Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy 16th Birthday, Ryan!




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!!

4 remarks:

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Ryan ~ I can't believe you're 16 either.
Love & hugs,
Mrs. Proffitt

Anonymous said...

Hey! Ryan,
"Happy 16th Birthday!" What a great young man you have become-----you've got top grades, and now you are rated high in diving in the Arizona high schools. What great feats you have accomplished. Did you get your drivers license today? Drive carefully. Have a super day!
Love,
Marion

Judy said...

Hey Sheila,
Thanks for writing a tribute to our little Ryan that we were soooo thrilled to get 16 years ago. He has grown into a wonderful young man that Ken and I are so proud to parent. I remember those long hours waiting to hear if Ryan's birthmom would give us her beautiful boy to parent. We love him so much. Happy Happy Bithday son.

Cheela said...

Like I said, I remember that day just like it was yesterday and how excited we all were!