Forgot to post this yesterday! Happy 16th to my soon to be stepson! So happy to have you in our lives. You are such a great big brother to Nadia and someone she loves to be around. We miss your shenanigans, goofy laugh and ridiculous dancing antics when you're not around. Your dad and I know that things haven't been the easiest, but we want you to know that no matter what happens or wherever you are, we are always just a phone call away. We see so much potential in you and I promise to try to provide for you all the wisdom I've learned, to prepare you for the real world and guide you in the right direction. You have potential to be great, son. Know that you can have anything you want out of life, with a positive attitude and maximum effort. We don't have all the answers, but here are some things we have learned along the way and want to share with you... Try new things. Be unafraid to take risks. Friendships require work and time. When opportunity knocks, be sure to answer the door. Make sure to strike a balance between saving, and experiencing all life that has to offer. Read more books, women like intelligence. Know that everyone is fighting a private battle, so respond to rudeness with kindness when you can, but don't let people take advantage of your kindness. Be grateful and don't take anything for granted. Life is short, seize each day. Know that what you think you know, someone else knows more. It's okay to cry sometimes. Have a good heart. Be good to others. Be sure to give back. Work hard. Stay humble. Dream big.
Love you kiddo and can't wait to see you! #stepson #loveyou #family #happybirthday