20 years ago, on May 9th, 1990, we were blessed with our little bundle of joy.
You can read about his birth story here, along with the birth stories of our dear and darling daughters.
I still want to do a future post of the challenging time that our family went through, when Heartbreaker was diagnosed, went through cancer treatment and the awesome testimony of the Lord's peace, strength and reassurance we felt during that time and also of our son's healing. And I want to include one of Heartbreaker's scholarship essays that he wrote regarding that time.
But today, I want to celebrate in the PRESENT...we are so blessed and thankful for the opportunity to reflect on the growth from a sweet newborn to an amazing young man.
Here is a slideshow of some early birthday photos I was able to find and also when he turned 15 in the hospital and 16 fully healed! Praise the Lord!
And we look forward to what the future and the Lord has in store for him. A promise of many more blessings. (This is the verse that we had posted on the Caringbridge page we had journaled on during this time:)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
We will be driving up to Kentucky for our Girly~Twirly's (aka theluckiestmrs.) graduation from dental school (I'll be posting about that and her husband's medical school graduation, in a few weeks).
...so once again, my hubby and I will be "on the road again"! :o) And we will be able to celebrate Heartbreaker's 20th birthday! :o)
I am joining in with 3 marvelous memes of 3 lovely ladies...
with Jenny for
I am posting today, since we will be leaving immediately after I get off of work Thursday. So, I will have to add the links to Alicia and Lynn's memes once we have access to a computer again...
(Hop over and meet great bloggers at these sites).
~~~~~~~~~~Here are some drawing orders that I will actually be bringing with us to deliver while we are in Kentucky. These three happen to be monograms, but each very different.
Jessica, Thank you for your monogram order...it is always fun to see what style of lettering is chosen for me to work with.
J drawn with Jessica, P with Phillips, G with Garry
Megan, Thank you for your two orders...I really enjoyed coming up with working the tobacco plants in with the monogram of your aunt and uncle's initials of their tobacco farm.
TAF stands for Thomas Academy Farms. With T drawn with Ricky, A with Thomas, and F with Donna.
This one was also a unique idea with the monograms of the couple's initials, but using their three sons' names drawn for each letter. (Lettering that was chosen was PF Chanpioin Script).
A drawn with Matthew, L with Grant, D with Andrew.
Thankyou so much for stopping by!
Blessings & Aloha!