I am grateful for my father-in-law, Gary Young! He loves my kiddos so much! He plays games with them, he teaches them, he entertains them with magic and other silly things. I am grateful for the love he has for others. And I am especially grateful for the example of service he has set. He is always available to help make something, fix something, do a job for you, or make you yummy cookies! He doesn't sit still very often because he is usually busy doing something for someone else. A great example of the influence he's had... him and his neighbor both have long driveways, so every Wednesday nights he drags out his garbages AND his neighbors. While we lived with him and Karlene my would always invite my kids to help him do this. A couple weeks ago Olivia told me that she missed taking the garbages out with Grandpa! Whenever we're around Wednesdays Liv makes it a point to see if Gpa has made the trip yet, if not then she's happy to join him! Thanks, Gary, for setting such a good example for myself and my kids and raising a son (my husband, Todd) who also finds service incredibly important!
Todd & I met in April 2002 and were married June 6, 2003. Now we have a nine and a half year old daughter, Olivia, an eight year old son named after his grandpa Gary, and Suzy Anne that is almost three!
I'll never have this day again - And when today is through I may not have another chance For things I ought to do - The friendship I should offer, The kindness someone needs, The thoughtfulness I can express In loving little deeds, The helpful words that someone Might wait to hear me say - Lord, help me to remember, There's only one today!