A year ago at this time I had a blog post entitled Eighteen, the day my son turned 18. Today he is 19. Kind of interesting to go back and read where we were at that time. He was a senior in high school, just made a college visit and was looking forward to the “next chapter.” Now, he has started the second semester of his freshmen year and has made the transition to the college life. He won’t be home on his birthday as he is gone with the school choir on a short retreat. Interesting how things change.

As I visited his Facebook page this morning, he already had a number of birthday wishes and I’m sure that number will continue to grow through the day.  I am grateful for the many people in his life that have had influence on him and for those who will continue to play that role.  Just like the rest of us, he is a work in progress and I look forward to seeing what things God has in store for him.

Happy 19th Birthday Joe!