Sixteen Candles

Today is James’ 16th birthday! We officially celebrated last week so some pictures from the party are here.  We are so grateful for this last year and all the changes it has brought.  James asked me to put his birthday thoughts on the blog so here they are: “I can’t believe I am 16! Have I really changed this much in a year? I keep remembering my old life and wonder how I made it here. Birthdays are a good time keeper.  Last year I was jealous of Meredith but had no word for it. I felt anxiety but mistook it for hunger, and I thought I was a genius but I was wrong. I have learned so much this past year, about the world and myself, but I have so much more to grow. I want to thank everyone who has supported me on my journey”.
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3 thoughts on “Sixteen Candles

  1. That’s wonderful, James! I love hearing how you’ve grown and changed over the past year too. Happy Birthday! I wish I’d known when I saw you yesterday and I would have wished you Happy Birthday in person.

  2. Have late birthday, James! You’re so right that birthdays are a great way to keep track of time– that’s what I tell all my friends. I’m glad you feel you’ve grown in this past year, and I wish you every joy in the next one! 🙂

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