Thursday, April 18, 2013
A Birthday and Memories
I remember him on his first day of school. We had just moved to West Virginia the week before and suddenly he was walking away from me, waving for as long as he could see me, on the path to the school. Then he was seventeen, president of his high school FFA, presenting my husband and me with an honorary award at the annual banquet. What a surprise that was, and how we appreciated it.
And then he was gone, off to West Virginia University, the school of his dreams and goals, with a full scholarship. Two years passed and he brought home a beautiful petite blonde for us to meet, and a few years later we watched them walk down the aisle. More years, a grandson and granddaughter arrived. And now, he is a bank president and this weekend on his way to Guatemala for a church mission.
How time, and life, fly by. Surely it was just days ago that I greeted that new baby. Happy birthday, George, and safe journeys. Your mother is proud of you, and humbled by all you have accomplished. I can't wait to see what you do next.
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