Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Our Grandson, Tyler, is celebrating his 17th birthday today. Hard to believe that has grown up so fast. We remember the day he was born and what excitement there was to have another grandchild, number three, for us.

Tyler has amazing skills in the outdoors. He is a Boy Scout and has earned so very many badges. Even at the young age of 12, he went with the older scouts to hike the Appalachian trials, with a back pack that we think weighed more than he did. He was gone a whole week and finished the hike, all in one piece and with memories to last a lifetime. He has always had an interest in what goes on in nature around him and has a great memory for remembering everything about most every knife that you could name. He has often talked about becoming joining the "service" after he graduates. We believe that he could do very well in the occupation. We are asking the Lord to give him the wisdom to know what path he is to take and where he can serve the Lord the best.

He is a hard worker. He has been mowing lawns for a number of years now and keeps at them until the are mowed just right. He has helped his Granddad  (Charles) with the firing of Raku pottery--this is hard work, but he hung right in there with Granddad. He has helped me in the pottery shop, at times, as well, and did a great job. Even helped me, along with his mom, get the shop cleaned up during my breast cancer journey, when I was not able to do any lifting. I just sat and watched while they worked and worked.

Angie has been an incredible mother to Tyler. She has been there for him in every situation and constantly tries to remind him how important he is to the Lord and to all of us, his family. We know that Tyler appreciates that and knows what kind of sacrifices she has made for him through these years. He is blessed to have a mom who loves him and cares what happens in his life. She tries to encourage him to "be all that he can be"

He also enjoys the family times down at the lake or at someones home. But the cousins love getting together and having fun--four boys and four girls--makes for a busy, busy time when they are together. I am attaching a picture that I think that he would enjoy. Here he is playing "hide and seek" with Aniston, 4 years old, with her just squealing when she would find him. He was good to do this with her. Then he and Jacob were the "hiders" together and Aniston had to find the them. These were taken on Labor day this year. It is so good to remember the good times and hold fast to those special memories.

Tyler has always been so thoughtful to remember our birthdays and special occasions, we so appreciate this. We pray a blessing over you Tyler and ask the Lord's perfect will be done in your life, you have so much to give. A very happy 17th birthday to Grandson Tyler.
We love you very much, Granddad and Meme  


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