It's unbelievable to me, but my son turns *16 years old* today!
Ben's birthday is just a few days after my father's was; here they are together during the only Christmas they would ever have a chance to celebrate together, in this life anyway. Don't they look alike? I've always thought so.
Here's one of my FAVORITE birthday photos of Ben and his buddy when we ran into them in Orlando at Disney World. They are playing on a Star Wars prop. That was a good birthday -- number 10.
Now he's getting ready to work the entire summer at his first real, paying job -- as a summer camp counselor. He starts tomorrow. I think I will see him a total of 12 days between now and August! It will be a great experience for him but of course I will miss having him around.