A week ago I turned sixteen.
No big hoopla was made. We had a BBQ with some good friends, and then helped them clean out their hangar. It was pretty fun actually. :)
I don't feel different, more grown up, or anything like that. Parents always tell their kids, "Don't try to grow up too fast." When I was younger I never really understood that or took it seriously. I just wanted to be as mature as possible. Now that I am older though, I wish I could go back and just enjoy some of those younger years.
Not that being older doesn't have its perks. (: But I've slowly been learning (and still am) that we should be content where we are, live in the here and now, instead of always dreaming about our future. Yahweh has placed us where we are for a reason. We may not know what it is at the time, but we need to trust Him and walk by faith.
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content.