When I look at your sweet little baby pictures, they bring back so many wonderful memories. Sometimes I just look at the pictures and cry for the joy in life that you gave me. Right from the time you were a baby you had such spunk! Oh the stories I could tell!
You are definitley the Joker and the Prankster of the family. Life is never dull when you are around. You have a lot of laughter in you and a "little" mischeviousness. Oh all of the scrapes you have gotten into, from falling from your skateboard and knocking your teeth out before kindergarten to knocking yourself out on your BMX just before graduation! You have given us all so much fun ( and fear) through out the years! Life was never boring with you around and would never have been the same without you! You have added joy and energy to this family.
You have to be one of the most personable and lovable people. I don't think there has ever been a single person , that meeting you for the first time, has not loved you and continues to love you, from neighbors and church family, to people you have done "business" with ( lawn mowing, raking, snow shoveling etc.)(You are industrious and a hard worker, as are all of your siblings!) I have met up with people that have known you from years ago, ask about you and tell me over and over what a great kid you are and I have to agree with them. You are the kind of person that has never met a stranger and can establish instant repoire with people.
You have strengths you don't even realize are there!
When I think of you, I see raw untapped Potential with a capital P. As pastor King told you on your graduation day, You have a winning smile and can accomplish just about anything you put your mind to. How true that is.
I have watched you grow and mature over this last year in ways that you possibly aren't even aware of . Little thoughtful, unselfish things you do or say.
God has blessed you with a very quick and intelligent mind. I know I am rambling, but I wish I could convey to you how very special you are and what great strenghths you posess. You also have a very sensitive side that not many have seen, but I know it's there. I also know that God has His hand on your life and is directing you. When you and He finally come together, all I have to say is look out world, because it's gonna be great! You have charisma and leadership ability. You are strong and you are a leader. Let the love of God crowd out everything else and fill your heart and you will make a profound difference in the lives of others.
You have a Mom and Dad that love you , 2 brother's who think you're the bomb, and a sister that adores you and will not tolerate anyone dissing you!
I love you so much and I know the world is going to be a better place because of your influence!!