35 years ago today a woman went into labor at 11pm at night. By 6 am she and her husband had made their way to the hospital. After several hours, at 2:15pm on June 9, 1980 a baby boy was born to this young couple. On that day their whole world changed.
The woman gave up her career to stay home with this child and raise him the best way she knew how. The man worked hard to provide for his new family. This boy would grow up in a godly home full of love, joy and patience. He was also blessed by being able to know all 4 of his grandparents for 15 years.
After a couple years they would add a baby girl to their family. The boy and his sister would fight sometimes but ultimately they grew up friends and loved each other. The decision was made to move the family to a better school district where they could also have a lot of land.
The man built his family a home with his own two hands and shortly thereafter the boy started school. It might not have been the perfect family or the perfect life, but to the boy and the girl, it sure seemed like it was. After 13 years and countless school plays, sports leagues, science projects and late night homework sessions, the boy finally graduated High School.
He went on to graduate from the University of Florida where he met his future wife. Then on August 19, 2009 this boy, who had now grown up, had the opportunity to experience what his parents had so many years before, when his baby boy was born. He had now begun his own little family.
The boy knew he could never repay his parents or return the favor for the years they dedicated to raising him. All he could try to do was pay it forward to his own children. And that’s what he strives to do everyday with varying success.
Mom & Dad, Happy Anniversary to the day you became parents. Words cannot express how blessed I
was am to be your son. -Michael
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