Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Why August 6, 1999?

Dear Joshua,

Ten years ago, five days late, but right on time, you were born. We remember lapping the neighborhood for days hoping lots of exercise would encourage you to arrive earlier! But God had other plans.

We think He wanted you to arrive when you did, one year to the day of your Grandpa Fortune's debilitating stroke, to remind us that God can turn any awful day into an awfully awesome one [Genesis 50:20; Romans 8:28]. When we celebrate your birthday, we remember that!
We hope you have a great 10th birthday!!! We're SO glad God gave you to us!!! Thank you for being you!!! Lots of love, Mom and Dad

[Joshua and his "Grumpy" caught this whopper near Drummond Island. To see more Joshua pics, see the sideshow to the right.]


Anonymous said...


The Wilkins

kaiandkristi said...

Wow! Happy birthday! That's amazing that 10 years have passed. What a huge fish BTW:-)

Caryn said...

What a great day, August 6 is also Dave's birthday! Hope Josh had a good one!