Tuesday, March 24, 2015


It seems like yesterday you were so small,
and today (is it true?) you are now 15.
Happy Birthday, Michael!

You have brought incredible joy to my life...
and to our whole family.
Your smile is ever-ready,
even when I assign onerous Geometry proofs,
and order you to take out the trash, 
there it is, 
that smile that lights up the room.

upper left: Michael flying r/c       upper right and bottom: regional archery competition
We're proud of your accomplishments:
of your aptitude and insatiable thirst for information about all things aeronautic,
for your precision in archery...and for shooting a 266 at State,
for your growing academic abilities.
We're thankful for your flexibility and positive attitude through so many transitions and losses,
thankful for your sincere care for others,
your desire to live honorably,
and to be pleasing to God.
That could give us no greater joy.

We admire the man you are becoming, Michael,
and pray God's blessing and goodness will rest on you all the days of your life.

I have no greater joy
 than to hear that my children 
are walking in the truth.
3 John 1:4


Anonymous said...

Michael 15? Incredible. He's supposed to be 8. If his smile were patentable, Michael would be a millionaire already. He really does light up the room. Luv to him,
Hank n Jane

thechurchcook said...

Love you, Michael!! Happy Birthday!

Judy said...

Hahaha! LOVE what Hank n Jane said about Michael's smile!! So true!! He definitely is a bright spot in our lives as well!!!

Rosalie said...

What a great guy you have!! Love the smile comments! His smile is definitely his trademark. So fun and infectious! The last 15 years really did fly by fast. Congrats on doing so well at State Michael!