Our second child, Anthony, has reached the momentous milestone of his 21st birthday!
After finishing his second year of college this April, Anthony immediately flew to Seattle to spend two weeks on the West Coast visiting with a friend from college.
From there, he was blessed to return to Camp Homelani for his second year working for the Salvation Army camp in Hawaii.
He had another amazing year living just a few steps from the beach on the North Shore, making many new friends, like this guy….
After camp finished for the summer, he stayed with his friend Josh for another week to celebrate his 21st birthday in Hawaii, the place that has claimed a special place in his heart.
On Friday, he will be leaving Hawaii and flying to Chicago for a long weekend to visit his birth family. Next Tuesday, he will be returning to Jacksonville for a week. And then Anthony and I will make the 3-day/30-hour drive from JAX to Phoenix with his pickup truck. The redeeming part for me is that I will then get to spend a week being pampered by my Aunt Sandy in Tucson so it will be worth it in the end.
We are so excited to welcome Anthony home next week and are very grateful to God for giving Anthony so many amazing opportunities.
Happy Birthday, Anthony! We love you! We look forward to celebrating with you next week!