Isaiah has risen to the task.
Not only can we count on him to do the right thing, he does it quietly, humbly and always with humor and compassion. He makes parenting a teen look easy - which is not always the case. (You know who you are.)
And he's learning to work hard. He's set his heart on being a carpenter and was given a chance to apprentice with a builder in town. His feet ache from the steel toed shoes, the ladders are scaring him to death as are the fractions he has to compute with a tape measure and he had to forgo a field trip for work. And all without complaint.
He spent a little of his money today and bought a tool belt.
You're looking good Isaiah.