My son is 12 years old today. Â He makes me as proud as I have ever been of anything. Â He surprises me with his wit, his sensitivity, his calm and his insight. Â He teaches me how to be more mindful, how to listen better, how to let go of chips on my shoulder and how to have fun. Â He is growing up into his own person, we can see it now more clearly each season and it’s happening faster and faster, soon he’ll be all grown – but we are treasuring each and every moment we get to spend with him now. Â Happy Birthday Ares. Â We love you so.