Tuesday, April 14, 2015




It’s true.  You’re ten.  You are such a kind and thoughtful boy.  You are liked and enjoyed by everyone you meet.  What a joy it has been these past ten years.  You have a tender heart for the Lord and a genuine love for His Word.  As much as I have loved these early years, I am even more excited about all that is ahead.  I love watching you grow, to see your interests expand (a little outside of baseball) and seeing you become more and more independent.  You bring so much love and life into our home and family.  We all love you so deeply.  I couldn’t be more proud to be your mom.


Love you Joe!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Alright - this posting brought tears to my eyes. I ditto EVERYTHING you wrote. Ryan is a joy and delight to be around - even when he does misbehave from time to time. I realized what a gift he has been in my life these past 10 years. I don't know if he realizes how much it means to me to be a part of his life. I am so proud of him - the example he sets for his brother and sister.....he is Mr. Encourager to his team mates....I could go on and on. I am thankful to our Lord for the gift of a sweet young guy - growing to become a great young man. Keep seeking our Lord dear Ryan - He will use you in mighty ways. Wow - where have all the years gone!!!! All of them are treasured in my heart.......much love to you - Auntie Tess