I love all six of our kids. I'm amazingly grateful that they've turned out to be responsible, young adults. But, because they're older, they have their own activities to occupy them. Of the six, me and Adam have the closest bond at this point in our lives. He hasn't entered the "too cool to hang with mom" stage yet.
Adam is one of the most responsible, caring, generous teens I know. I'm his mother and am bias, but receive kind remarks about him often. It makes my heart swell with joy.
Adam hanging out with his uncle Donnie
Adam turns 16 years old tomorrow! Almost makes me want to cry.
He'd like to cry too, but for a different reason. He gets to spend his birthday going to the first day of school.
For the last four years, me and Jason have taken Adam to Iowa for his birthday. We spend the weekend at a hotel and spend most of that time in Eddyville watching the World Fuel Altered Nationals. Our hotel is booked and the tickets are bought.
By the grace of God, we'll get to take Adam again this upcoming weekend. My mother has taken a turn for the worse and is in the hospital right now. Even if she gets out, I'm not so sure she'll be well enough for us to take a trip three hours away. Right now we're on the fence about going. Because Adam is such an understanding kid, I know he won't be mad if we can't go. And even though it will be out of our control and it's a part of life, I'd still love to be able to continue our birthday tradition.
Happy birthday, Adam! Keep letting your light shine!