my youngest son is celebrating his
17th birthday today!!!
here he is dancing with me just three
and dancing with Mom again two years ago!
These days he dances with his young
(Alex & Brittany @ her Sweet 16)
It's amazing how in just a few short
years he went from boy to man,
helping Dad at the firehouse where Dad has
volunteered for 40 years.
Here he is painting a house during a ten
day trip last summer where he
to help those less fortunate.
Every year my son and I travel across
the country and volunteer for a
Christian organization called
Group Work Camps,
we work alongside other Christians
to refurbish, paint interiors and exteriors
of homes in need of TLC,
build wheelchair ramps, whatever the
Recipients are selected by local
agencies and Group Work Camps
organizes the details.
We camp out at local schools in
the area we are working in and stay
for just over a week.
Here he is last summer with friends,
eating at the host school's cafeteria.
Each year our Youth Group at
church take approximately 70-100
Jr./Sr. High kids to wherever
we are needed.
We have traveled to MI, CT, VA, NC, SC, PA
Ohio, Idaho, Arizona,
this year we are headed to NH.
I am so proud of my son for doing this
and for all the kids who give up
part of their summer and pay their
own way to help out
people in need.
Here he is enjoying an Eagles game
with my oldest son.
My 'baby' is all grown up,
I am truly blessed to
have him in my life.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX!