Today is/was my brother's 25th birthday. I'm proud of this "boy" - he was born when I was 17, during my senior year in high school. He was the baby brother I had always wanted! I sobbed and sobbed when my dad called the school office to tell me it was a boy, and Robyn, my sister who was in 8th grade at the time, sobbed and sobbed because he was a boy! LOL We were a mess! Robyn got over her sadness that Jason was a boy, I think, as we began to experiment on him. He gagged on water, so that was one of our favorite pastimes - giving him a bottle with water in it. Wonderful big sisters, we were! I married when Jason was almost two years old, so I didn't get to spend time with him during his growing-up years. Now, as adults, we are becoming ever better friends as the years go by.
And now he has grown into a handsome, responsible young man. He is married to a beautiful young woman (inside and out), and they have four of the most beautiful children I have ever seen. And I am not biased one bit, either. You can see them all below, and see that I'm telling the truth! ;) Jason is also the new pastor of Glory Baptist Church in Union, SC. Here's a picture of him and his family that my mom shared with me Wednesday night. I only wish the little guy was facing the camera; must have been a horse or something behind them. Happy Birthday, Jason! I love you and am so proud of you and Deanna!