Sunday, March 18, 2012


Our oldest grandson, Jacob, turned 19 years old on this past Wednesday,March 14--what a special day for him. We were away and I had this post already to put on my blog when we got back this week and just now saw it sitting in my daytimer. The days just slipped away from me. Sorry this got away from Meme, Jacob, but you know how her brain works these days--sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. So Jacob here is your SPECIAL post--you know how we love to celebrate birthdays all month long--so this will be one of those, especially for you! 

From the minute Jacob was born, he has always had a very special place in our hearts. When he was just as few weeks old, I held him during church service every Sunday morning. He was such a handsome baby and as soon as the preaching started his eyes would begin to close--even a number of years down the way. (Just between us Jacob, right?) We won't tell all our secrets here. It wasn't that he didn't like his Granddad's preaching--he just liked to get comfortable and would drift off to sleep. He was a very busy child, he loved to go, go, go! He has always loved sports, all kinds but especially basketball. He such a great basketball player and plays the game well. ESPN is one of his favorite channels--he keeps up with all of the world of sports.
From the time that he was a little fella, he has always loved gummy bears or gummy anything--so Jacob started a tradition among the grandkids--always headed for the gummy jar in our kitchen. Often when we would pick him up from school we always brought gummies and a bottle of IBC Cherry-Limeade or Dr. Pepper. He has a "bottomless pit" for a stomach--he eats all the time, but stays slim and trim--it's his metabolism. He also loved to stop at Bojangles on a drive home from school and chicken strips and fries were his favorite. Everyone tells him that he looks just like me, bless his heart, it's that Irish in me I suppose. But he brags on this all the time to everyone he meets, so that makes me feel good. He is a true and loyal friend--always there for his buddies and "buddettes" (as we call the girls). He has a tender, compassionate heart and hates to see people hurting.
He has such a love for the Lord and for people to know His Savior. He is very bold about his testimony for Jesus. If a Christian song touches his heart he will share it with everyone on Facebook or by "texting" it to everyone. We are so excited to see what the Lord has in the future for Jacob--he seems to have a real heart for missions and would like to be a missionary. We continue to pray for the Lord's perfect will for him. Whatever it is, it will be great!!! It is still your birthday week, so a happy, happy birthday to our very special grandson, Jacob "Basketball" Brown.
We love you Jacob and pray for the Lord's richest blessings in your life, Meme and Granddad

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