This Sunday was Jared’s 16th birthday. He is officially old enough to drive… HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE??????? I can’t get over how fast he is growing up and that he is no longer a little boy. It’s so hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that he is getting older if I like it or not. And he loves to remind me that he is getting older and so am I… which I don’t find so funny! Jared is still extremely thoughtful, is always willing to go with the flow and has the biggest heart. I have never met a kid that does so well in any social setting, he is always will to talk with strangers and anyone who interacts with him leaves with a smile. On your flight to Hilton Head, Jared sat a row in front of us with a stranger. I was so impressed to hear him striking up a conversation with the adult next to him, asking her questions about her life and genuinely listening. As he continues to go through the hard teenage years that he never stops being his outgoing, loving, fun to be around self!!! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Jared!!!