Our grandson Mark turns 16 today.
Mark is a handsome boy and, although he won't admit it (or -- perhaps -- even know it) girls go all a-twitter over this shy young man.
He's into running and has competed in a number of long distance races, including several half marathons, and has done well in all. He's also heavily into soccer and, while in Maryland, refereed a number of youth games.
He's not anywhere near as much into driving. He has his learner's permit and his mother is patiently teaching him how to drive. He has actually **gasp!** driven in traffic. (He's driven to our house once and last night drove to the YMCA one town over.)
Lying underneath his quiet demeanor is a sense of humor that can knock you out. He's a sharp observer of everything. He's well-liked and he blushes easily.
Frlom the day he was born, mark has brought joy into our lives. We could not be prouder of him nor love him more.