On Friday, my baby turned 18. Even saying it out loud doesn't make it any less incredible. It is inconceivable to me that 18 years have passed since he was born. Another reminder of how quickly life passes by.
It is an exciting and anxiety-inducing time for Ryan (and his parents!) as we ponder where his path will take him. His impending adulthood has had him stressed out for months. Lauren sent him an insightful note about her experience turning 18. I think her words comforted him greatly.
We are busy trying to explore all options that might be available for him. We've been very fortunate to meet amazing people in the last few months who are helping us open doors for him. But, most importantly, I hope he knows how much he is loved and how proud we are of all that he has accomplished.