12/30/18

I am sixteen going on seventeen...


Hi, I'm here to announce that I've gotten older. 


Now, that I'm sixteen I can fully appreciate Sixteen Going on Seventeen from The Sound of Music, so people asking me my age could lead to a musical performance.... 
Anyways, fifteen was a very hard year, I cried a lot, learned a lot, and I feel like I've really grown as a person this year. 

I became a Christian just a few days ago, which I sort of explain here

I know that this new year of my life will have new challenges and I would be lying if I said I was ready or excited to face them head-on, but I know as long as I have my God, family, and friends behind me that I can make it through this year. 

There will be a lot of changes this year, but despite all of the uncertainty, I am thankful. 

Thank you to my parents, for helping to make me the person I am today and will be in the future. I appreciate your support and guidance more than I could ever express. 

Thank you to my siblings, for always being there for me and cheering me up and showing me how to enjoy the little things in life. 

Thank you to my friends for the inside jokes, the laughter, and the support you guys gave me. 

Thank you to all of the people I've loved, been friends with, and knew. I wish we were still close, but thank you for loving  me and being there for me in some of my darkest times.

Thank you to all the future people who I will fall in love with and hold dear.

Now get ready for some throwback photos... 









Thanks for the memories, everyone. 

67 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Gray! May 2019 be an amazing year for you! And awww, you were sooo cute 💕

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  2. Happy sweet sixteen! And loved seeing those pictures! :)
    -Brooklyne

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  3. Happy birthday, dear friend. It is hard to believe you have been my blogging buddy for two years already! Sixteen is a fun year. While there will be plenty of bad times, make sure to live every moment to its fullest because being a teenager goes too fast too soon.

    I pray you have a wonderful birthday. <3 <3 <3
    God bless you! 🎈🎈🎈

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    1. Thank you, Ivie! I know right?! Time flew by so fast!!

      Thanks, God bless you too!!

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  4. AH you were such a cute baby! :D Happy birthday! I enjoyed being 16. ;) Hope 2019 is full of blessings for you.

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  5. Happy birthday!!! 🎉🎈🎁😄 I hope your sixteenth year is awesome for you 🤗
    And awww I loved those pictures, you were so cUTE 😍😂

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Now we're the same age. <3 Such adorable pictures!

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  7. Happy birthday! You look a lot like your mom, you were so cute! Love that curly hair!

    astorydetective.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I've been told that I look a lot like her. ^_^

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  8. Happy, happy birthday Gray! I'm so excited for you!! Getting to see your baptism was very special. Thank you for sharing. :)

    Wow, you look a lot like your mom! :D

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    1. Thank you so much, Kendra! <3

      Lol, I get that a lot.

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  9. Happy birthday, Gray!! best of luck with 16. <3

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  10. Happy Birthday, Gray!!!! An exciting new year lies ahead, and I'm so excited for you! Also, I love those pictures! They are so awesome.

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gray! *throws confetti*
    -Quinley

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! 16 is such an exciting year - treasure it! <3

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEETIE!!! <3 <3 <3
    So, SOOO happy for you.
    AWW YOU WERE SO CUTE.

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    1. Awww, thank you so much!!!<3 <3 <3

      Love you, friend! <3

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  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope 16 will be a wonderful year for you :)

    Lia

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    1. also on my 16th birthday, my sister jump scared me and proceeded to play this song while lip syncing dramatically. I think its only fair I pass it along to you XD

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWbKBpZ0faI

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  15. Thank you! And that song is all kinds of amazing. >.<

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  16. Happy Birthday, Gray! Hope you have an amazing year!
    <3

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  17. *singing* I am eighteen, soon to be nineteen...

    But have a happy new year, Gray!

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    1. Haha,nineteen is such an exciting age, I hope you enjoy the rest of your eighteen.^_^

      Thanks, you too!

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  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope this year is filled with beautiful things for you!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! Same to you, Happy New Years!! <33

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  19. That picture of you in the sunglasses :'D
    Happy birthday!

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  20. Happy birthday!! I hope your year is filled with blessings and that through hard times, God draws you closer to Him.
    Also, your mom and you look so much alike!!

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    1. Thank you, Mikayla. <333

      I get that a lot, lol.

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  21. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (Seriously, little Gray is SO CUTE!!!)

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  22. Happy birthday Gray!! 16 is so so so so so crazy!!! Also loving those pics of mini you. :)

    Nabila | Hot Town Cool Girl

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    1. Thank you! It is!! I still can't believe that I'm no longer five. ^_^

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  23. Happy Birthday Gray!!! I'm so excited for you trusting God through out this next year! I am 14 but I'm in the same place terrible past year and going to the next year trusting God through everything!

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    1. Thank you! I know that place, I think I'm just making it out, it's hard but you'll be stronger in the end, I promise. Just keeping on keeping on. Praying for you! ❤️

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    2. Yes! Thank you so much! I will pray for you too!

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    3. No problem, just know you aren't alone in this time in your life, no matter how much it seems you are. <3

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    4. Thank you so much Gray! Those words are such good encouragements!!! (If I said that right Lol)

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    5. I'm glad they were, I know fourteen is a hard year.

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  24. Happy, happy birthday! Here's to a wonderful year! :D
    ~Kathryn

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  25. Happy birthday!! Ah that's so much fun! Love the throw backs!

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  26. HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY GRAY!!! I hope this year is a wonderful adventure for you. <333
    (Also, OH MY WORD those pictures of you as a little kid. <333)

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  27. Happy late birthday, Gray!! You were so cute!! And your little curls... adorable! :D

    It was great seeing you on Wednesday for the movie! I hope you are having an amazing last few days of Christmas break! <333

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    1. Thank you so much, Lilly!

      It was great, and I hope your Christmas break was good as well. <3

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  28. Dat header is beautiful. 😍😍

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