Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Happy 15th birthday to my wonderful son, Arin! 15. How is that possible?! How is it possible that the little squirmy creature who came out of me is now taller than me?! Life is so wild. And you are so cool, Arin. I was so worried about you becoming a teenager, but so far, it's been a treat. You have a zest for life and a true kindness that both amuse and inspire me. I feel very lucky to be your mom. It's amazing to watch you grow, to watch you claim your intelligence, your sense of humor, your easy energy. I can't believe you'll be driving next year. And possibly moving out a couple of years after that. I look forward to seeing where those size 13 feet take you. I know it will be a grand adventure, and I know you will take it all in stride. Happy birthday, my beautiful son. I love you with all my heart.


Rachel said...


I remember seeing him back in August... and he seemed to be full of energy, like you and Matt.

Boys grow so fast, don't they? And size 13 feet?!?

When I turned 15, I took my first trip to NYC and had a blast. I hope he will have a trip of his own to broaden his horizons.

gayle said...

Thanks so much, Rachel! Boys grow fast, indeed. It fills me with awe.

We have given Arin quite a bit of freedom, but I can't imagine sending him to NYC by himself yet! I do hope we'll get to do more traveling as a family before he leaves home. I want both kids to have very broad horizons...