Hard as it is to believe our youngest, Justin, turns 15 today. His 14th year was a wild one, what with entering high school and growing approximately two feet in just 12 short months. He's still an avid reader, Xbox 360 player, and avid reader. Did I say that he's an avid reader?
Justin may be the quiet one in the house, but that doesn't mean he's a shrinking violet. His brother and sister can ride him pretty hard, but when he's had enough he'll bow up and stand his ground, and now that he's taller than both of them I think they know that their time of sibling dominance is quickly coming to an end. That said they don't fight nearly as much as I rumbled with my brother and I'm pleased to say that our household is mostly peaceful, if not always harmonius. Justin is a big part of that and I'm eternally grateful for his quiet, calm manner. Now if I could just get him to move even slightly faster than the proverbial tortoise!
His mother and I can't imagine what our lives would be like without him and we know without a doubt that he's brought us an infinite amount of joy that we would never have realized without him.
Happy birthday J. It's been a fantabulous 15 years and I can't wait to see what the next 15+ bring.
(For those of you not reading this on my blog you can see a photo set of Justin from our Flickr account at http://www.flickr.com/photos/practicalink/sets/72157600537029755/show/)