Saturday, February 27, 2010

Back home and a BIG birthday

This post is to celebrate life.
Today Jeff turns 31.
I can't believe how fast the years have flown by.

I love this school photo.
Jeff was 6.
As I look at this photo, I can see Jayde and Hailey at this age.

The teen years. A time of learning and growing for both of us.
Enough said-hehe.

The photo above was taken at Fort Jackson.
The Ladies had sent this T-shirt to daddy for Father's day.

This photo was taken over Valentine's weekend when Jeff was
on leave.

Jeff, I want you to know that I have always been proud of you.
I have watched you grow from a precious little boy into an
amazing man.

I am in awe of your dedication to your family and to this country.
You are brave beyond belief.
May God continue to Bless you with his favor and grace.
Your mama loves you very much.
******************************************P.S. The funeral for Ray's mom was beautiful.
We flew home yesterday.
Yes, I did the Eulogy and God provided the words.
What a privilege I was given.
Thank you for your prayers.


Pondside said...

What a handsome son - mine turns 30 in May. Don't they make us proud?!

Blondie's Journal said...

Happy Birthday to your son. He looks so handsome and proud!

Glad you made it home safe and sound and once again, my condolences.


Terri Gordon said...

What a beautiful post, and such a wonderful son. Happy Birthday to your son, you did a wonderful job.

Theresa said...

He is soooo handsome, Happy Birthday Jeff. I knew you could do the eulogy, no doubt in my mind! Glad to have you back, I missed you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

God bless you always, Barb. You have endured much this year, but always with courage and hope. You are a blessing to us!


Sophia said...

You have a very handsome son! Happy birthday to him and please be sure to send my thanks his way for serving our country as well. :)

Lorrie said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome son. And I'm so glad to hear that your MIL's service went well. And now, life carries on, but there will be a difference. Blessings on you all.


Jacque said...

Good Morning Barb,

Happy Birthday Jeff!! I would like to THANK YOU for your service to our country as well! I know that took courage to make such a decision in this time of world-wide turmoil.

Barb, I am happy that the eulogy went well and that your MIL is at rest and peace in the arms of our Saviour. Another life cycle is complete but there is a generation left to take it's place.

Hope you are getting some rest! Have a great Sunday and a good week.

Catherine said...

Happy Brthday to your son!You must be proud of him! hugs Catherine

Charm and Grace said...

So glad to hear that all went well with the eulogy and that you're home safe. Happy birthday to that big boy of yours (I always tell mine that no matter how old they get to be, they'll always be my baby!) I almost share a b'day with Jeff... I'll be (eh hem... er, older) tomorrow.


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