Sixteen years ago on this night, I was sixteen and pregnant. Lying awake in my room and feeling the beginning of contractions, I knew my world was about to change, and it did.
That next day my son was born, and I was determined to grow up and be the best mother I could to this beautiful boy. It took many changes, lots of heartbreak and thousands of mistakes, but we have both grown into new people over the past sixteen years and life is wonderful.
Nothing has ever made me feel the way my son does. I could not be any more proud, or feel more satisfied knowing that I have raised him to be the young man he is today, on his sixteenth birthday.
Happy Birthday Raven.
Raven had the idea to put this photo together a few weeks ago, of himself lying in his favorite "stuff".