Well we've made it past the first part of the whole process of leaving on a mission - the speaking in church part. Zack did a fantastic job (just like I knew he would)! I'm so proud of him. My little boy is all grown up and ready to go out on his own. Where did the time go? Thank you to all who came and to all who sent well wishes. Now I just need to make it through the next two weeks and his departure (too hard to think about right now).
I came across this short video we took last year of Winston's first time floating in the water at Lake Powell. He loved it and was so happy. He just started jabbering away. Brad was able to catch this.
I can't help but feel grateful for how far Winston has come. To see how dramatic his progress has been, I pulled up some pictures from when he was born. Looking at these pictures and then looking at him now makes my heart swell with gratitude at how blessed he is and how blessed we are to have him. Happy Birthday Winston. I'm looking forward to many, many more to come. Winston at 2 days old.
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong because at some point in your life, you will have been all of these."
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson