I am not sure, so this may be an exercise in Freewriting.
Jake grew dill in the garden this year. He grew a few other things too, but the dill sticks out to me because he found lots of uses for it and tried his hand at pickling vegetables.
I did not realize Jake and I had started a tradition. We had binge watched all of the previous Marvel/Netflix series together. We began each one by picking up a round of Chinese food to gorge ourselves on as we worked through the first three or four episodes. I was at work when "The Defenders" dropped and I got a text from Jake - "Don't forget to bring home Chinese!"
Jake started High School two weeks ago. I know from having already been through this with his sister that the years will sweep past us hastily. I only have two more years with "children" under my roof.
I am not sure where Jake's future will take him. He has a sharp mind, a contemplative temperament, and a gracious nature. He tends to do well at anything he sets his mind to, so I suspect the hardest part of his future will be in the choosing. I have every confidence he will choose well.
Happy Birthday Jake! Enjoy your high school years, enjoy your friends and family, and just keep enjoying life!