|cool dude even at age one!|
At age 2 I knew I would have to learn to run to
keep up with you in all aspects of life!
|Getting jiggy with it at age 3|
At four during Courtney’s second Christmas.
At three your world changed when God blessed us with Miss Courtney. You were not happy for the first few months since my attention was with a very sick little person and not with you playing Thomas the Tank Engine but you eventually adjusted. I’m not sure if I ever have. You proved to be a tough little kid. There are scars I know. Somehow they have made you stronger, and for that I am so grateful to God. Without Him we would both be lost!
At six, Spiderman had taken over your life.
He is still your favorite Super Hero today.
Your imagination sustained you in the darkest times of childhood and it continues to sustain you today. I am constantly amazed by your storytelling. You have a gift of combining fact and fiction to create a fabulous world. I look forward to reading your stories in hardback someday or playing them in a video game. You have a gift, son. I pray you persevere in pursuing your dreams!
|the boys and their toys…1999|
|That t-shirt was worth the smile!|
|Jonathan with his Grandmother G. and his newest cousin Sean.
The oldest and the youngest grandchildren.
You are the oldest grandchild on both sides of the family and your cousins love you so much. You are the first to get on the ground and begin building Legos and before you know there is a small army building with you. You are always willing to be the bottom of the wrestling pile while the little ones enjoy trying to tickle their BIG cousin! The laughter and memories that come from those times stay with me when the house is so quiet because you are out living your life.
|Happy 21st Birthday Jonathan!!|
So on this day, your 21st birthday, I wanted you to know that I love you son. I know that your life has not always been picture perfect but God chose the very best big brother for Courtney and the greatest son for me. I want you to know how grateful I am for your sense of humor, your tenderness of heart, your strong sense of honor and right judgment. I love that you love God and honor Him by honoring your Daddy and me…most of the time!
I hope you enjoy this day and all the privilege that comes with it. Tonight we will celebrate with your Grandmother eating lots of good food and raising a glass toasting your good fortune and future success.
Happy, Happy Birthday Jonathan!
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