Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Birthday Boy

Someone's Daddy celebrated a birthday while Mimi and Granddaddy were taking a little road trip ~ can you guess who it was?

Waiting on the ladies at the Mother's Day Tea Party
(Sorry, this is the only pic I have of you by yourself)
That's right!! It was the "A" girls Daddy . . . our 'adopted' son . . . our sweet son-in-law.

Can it really be 10 years ago that you became a very special part of this family? It seems like only yesterday. I'll never forget the first time I met you on one of my spring weekend visits to UGA when, with Scott as "my date", the 4 of us went to dinner followed by church on Sunday. (Not quite sure why Scott was along unless it was in case we needed backup.) I knew from the moment I saw you and Mande together that you were the one her Daddy and I had prayed for since her birth.

You haven't disappointed us either. Yes, ya'll had some rough decisions about jobs, where to live, and life in general but they were all worth it because look at how far you've come! The decisions you made together at those crucial times led you to a wonderful city where you met very strong Christian friends who have helped you grow in your faith and in your marriage. Could a Mama be any more proud of her children? No, not even one of those "other" Mamas (you know, the mean mother-in-law type of which I'm not, right?) !
And you fit so perfectly into our family of monkeys!

The perfect golf partner for Granddaddy . . .

Joining in on our wacky Christmas traditions . . .

Brotherly love and playing with your nieces in front-yard football.

Because we adopted you only 10 years ago, I don't have all the cute little baby pictures to highlight of you; but please know that you are loved just as much. Thank you, Jon, for being all that we prayed for and more and for giving us those three precious little girls to cherish!!

Happy Belated Birthday, Jon!! May God continue to watch over you and bestow His amazing grace on you as you walk humbly as His servant.

We love you all the muches!!!



  1. What a nice tribute! ...and a beautiful family for sure!
    Regarding my husband being a chef... Of course I will rent him out, but it will cost you! LOL!!!
    Thanks for stopping by Mimi!

  2. I LOVE this post!!! SO precious!!!!