This past year I’ve been working on sorting all my printed photos and because of that, I now have (almost) all of the kids’ school pictures in one place. For some reason I’m missing Kevin’s 4th grade picture (who knows why), but otherwise they’re all here -starting with Kindergarten.
I thought it would be fun to see Kevin and his many faces throughout the years. Isn’t he just adorable! Each of these pictures brings back so many memories of watching him grow, change and mature into the man that he is now. This year, I asked Terry if he would write a birthday note for Kevin, so here it is.
“Kevin, we’re so proud of you! We think of you often off in that foreign land
called Mississippi, and wish there was a way we could be closer.
We’re very thankful for the man that you’ve become, but I definitely miss those days of watching you grow up. I miss going to your basketball games, plays, and choir concerts. I miss going on camping trips & canoe trips with you and the different places we went on our family vacations. I miss so many different things we did together as you grew up – playing basketball, going on hikes together, playing guitars. As anyone who knows you will agree, you are always a lot of fun to be around.
Sometimes a little quirky, but always a lot of fun.
The fact that you chose to serve your country for the last few years makes me very proud. It’s been a joy and a special privilege to be your father, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what God has in store for you in the years to come.
Have a great birthday, Son! We hope to see you very soon. Love, Dad”
Shortly after his 21st birthday
Last Summer – as handsome as ever!
Happy Birthday dear son! We love you forever.