Dylan turned 16 March 5th. We were lucky to have lots of family here this year, all the grandparents, some aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. We spent the day at the beach with food, kites, surfing, guitar playing, etc.
Then we had a party with family.
He has been asserting his independence, finding his individuality and becoming his own person. He is actually very wise for his age, a pleasure to be around. There is joy in the many stages of kids, but teens are pretty amazing. He has plenty of time to find his place, his purpose. But there's no hurry. Its a lifelong journey. I still dont know what "I" want to be when i grow up. I trust he will be just fine.