I remember when I used to crash birthday parties when I was that age, in an attempt to meet girls. That did not do much good, unfortunately. I’ve always known that sixteen is a special age for a girl, but I didn’t understood what it meant to them. Until I had a daughter of my own and I can only imagine the mixed bittersweet feeling I would feel when she turns sixteen. She will say goodbye to her dolls and toys to say hello to her makeup and boys. She will dream up dreams that she will live out in her adult life. She will fill her head with brilliant ideas and her heart with extraordinary love stories. She will become a woman. And that is surely worth the celebration.
I understand that now. But I can only imagine the excitement Vanessa will be living out. I won’t tell you about how great this girl is, I will let her friends do that for me. When you watch this clip, I hope that you will also get to know her and share her happiness, celebrating her turning sixteen.