Happy Sweet 16 dear son. This is the first year that I’ve been without you on your birthday and I have to say that I really don’t care for it one bit. I’m so sorry that we had to go through all the stuff last year that caused us to be so far apart and to have awkward and strained holidays due to the selfish actions of another. I continue work hard and pray to have hope that things will get better. I love you and I’m proud to be your mother.