I don’t know how it happened, but just like that, I’m the mom of a 13 year old. Happy Birthday Rylee, you have been the light of my life. So many times folks see him & I together & say to me: “you don’t look old enough to be his mom!” & I say: “I’m not!” with a smile, but the truth is, I don’t regret being a young mother one bit. Was it hard? Absolutely. Being a single mom was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but because of it, I was forced to get my life in order. To my “Bubba”: We have grown up together, & most of the time you feel more like my best friend, then my son. You have helped raise me, just as much as I have for you. You were named after B.B. King, and your love for music ranges from Rancid to The Beatles, and you act shocked when I know “cool” songs. 😜 You aren’t afraid to be yourself, even if it’s not “popular” & you’re a great big brother, which is what I love most about you because you are leading by example to not only Bowie, but to your peers. We need more boys like you who are kind & respectful to others because you want to be you, not because you have to. I love your quirky sense of humor, your freckles, & your heart. ♥️ Also, It’s no surprise you share your birthday with my idol @dollyparton either, you two have hearts of gold.