Sunday, May 15, 2016

Older, Wiser, and Happy Birthday!

Nobody is more deserving of a rare Sunday post than this kid. 

Today is Justin's 23rd birthday, and while I can hardly believe how fast the years have flown, he has grown into a young man that I'm exceedingly proud of. He's charming, funny, able to think for himself, solve problems, and do the right thing, even when it's not the easy thing.

Justin is interested in all types of wildlife, from large-mouth bass (always catch and release), to bears, chipmunks, and horned lizards that shoot blood out of their eyes to deter predators.

He taught himself how to taxidermy rattlesnake skins (which I think is pretty darn cool).

 He also has a fine appreciation of sunrises, sunsets, and the beauty of nature.

In a recent Messenger conversation he said, "Work hard, learn something, take pride in your work, and good things will come." Justin does all those things and I wish only good things for my wonderful son!


  1. Happy Birthday to a great-sounding kid!

  2. Happy birthday Justin!!! Your mom misses you!!!!

  3. You have an impressive and adventurous son! Happy Birthday, Justin!

  4. Happy Birthday, Justin! and congratulations to you, Bonny, for raising a good man!

  5. Happy Birthday Justin!! Wise words from a well raised man! Bravo to you Bonny!

  6. What a beautiful birthday tribute, Bonny! And happy birthday to Justin. (I love the happy fisherman photo! Such joy.) (And that rattlesnake skin? How cool is that????)

  7. Happy Birthday Justin! Looks like you're terrific just like your Mom!


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