June 2016

June 2016


Last Day of High School

It's hard to believe that Trevor's last day of High School  is tomorrow. I know, I continue to say the same thing over and over again but it really is crazy how fast time passes by! I feel like it was just a few years ago that Trevor was being potty trained and spent the whole summer with his shorts around his ankles peeing on every tree in sight! Wasn't too long after that summer that I walked outside to see Devin teaching his little brother ride a bike.  A few summers after that, Trevor got his first skateboard and managed to scrape and scar every square in of his body! Skateboarding turned into one short season of soccer and then many years of baseball and football to follow. He has learned to lead and his ability to lighten a stressful situation and make others laugh is truly a gift. He has not only grown in stature the past couple of years but also in his ability to make good choices and lead the people around him! When receiving a hug from Trevor, you can't help but feel the sincerity behind the strength in his arms. It is no coincidence that Trevor was nicknamed "Baby Hercules" at a very young age and the truth to that nickname has manifest its self on so many levels. We are proud of who you are and who you are aspiring to become.



2 Years ~ 730 Days ~ 17,520 Hours ~ 1,051,200 Minutes

Gone... just like that... for 2 Years ~ 730 Days ~ 17,520 Hours ~ 1,051,200 Minutes! How is it that after 20 1/12 year of preparation and dreaming about this exact day, I was not able to prepare myself for the day that Devin would actually leave on his mission? I am not quite sure how any person prepares for the mixed tornado of emotions that I am feeling today! So very excited for Devin to finally be living a very large dream of his own, and extremely happy that he has chosen to serve The Lord for the next two years of his life. On the other end of the spectrum is this over whelming sadness that sweeps through my body thinking about the length of time before I will be able to hug my oldest son again! When I let my thoughts drift selfishly that direction, I have to immediately focus on all the amazing positive experiences Devin will be living the next 730 days of his life.  There is absolutely nothing else in this world that can provide the life lessons, learning experiences and personal growth that a mission can, and it is this very reason that puts a smile on my face and peace in my heart. Then I try to convince myself that 1,051,200 minutes isn't that long........