Happy Birthday Lee!

(with Sam, 1997)

That’s right. Sam missed being his paternal grandfather’s birthday gift by an hour and 12 minutes! What’s strange, is how Josiah missed being born on my grandfather’s birthday by 1 day. What’s weirder still? Caleb missed being born on his maternal grandfather’s birthday by what? you got it. one day.

In 1994 we told John’s Dad he was soon going to be a grandfather. I’ll never forget the surprise I felt at seeing the grateful tears which welled up in his eyes. His delight at being “Grandpa” has never wavered or faltered since that day. These three boys are his only grandchildren, and he has adored them, all their lives. Now John will tell you that Lee is a great Dad, and his childhood memories of camping, boating and 3-wheeler trips to the Coast are treasured. I can tell you that Lee is a great father-in-law, loving me like a daughter ever since his son started bringing me around as a giggly teenager. But if you want to really see Lee shine? Put him in a room with those boys.
Happy Birthday Lee, we love you so!

“Grandchildren don’t stay young forever, which is good because Grandpas have only so many horsey rides in them.”
– Gene Perret

About sparrowjourney

Christian homeschooling mom to three boys, married to my best friend, John, for over 20 years. I love gardening without gloves, learning history with my kids, cooking with lots of butter, serving others, great books, rich coffee, studying the Bible, camping outdoors, scrapbooking, vintage home decor, the smell of rain and cut grass, authentic people, poetry, laughing until your sides hurt, and babies. oh and black licorice is pretty awesome.
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2 Responses to Happy Birthday Lee!

  1. Alisa Johnston says:

    Now I’m crying over Grandpa Lee’s birthday…

  2. Anne says:

    Happy Birthday Lee! Thanks so much for all you did to make John such a great guy (and went and married a great gal who ended up having three great kiddos)! You’ve definitely created a legacy of love and happiness. Congrats!

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