My darling 16-year-old has his FIRST girlfriend and he is so happy it almost makes me weep! This boy has always had a lot of friends, but is terribly shy around girls. I always knew he wouldn't have a girlfriend until someone asked him out, and it finally happened.
He is gaga over her, and it seems she feels the same way. (They post on Facebook, so I get to snoop a bit.)
Anyway, the poor kid's been through a lot as he was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at the beginning of 9th grade, and he was so very sick. I thought he would starve to death before we had a dx! (He was 5'9" then and went down to 89 pounds.) He's on an aggressive treatment now and is feeling mostly great. His weight is still an issue--he's over 5'10" now and only weighs about 125 (he should be closer to 150), but it's a great improvement over two years ago.
He's been such a trooper! This kid is my hero. And now he's smiling all the time, which he deserves.