support and love!

Layton was loved on by many who love him at the graduation party.

 I realize so many, no all, but many love my son because they love our family and are in support since he was just a babe and beforehand.

 Friendship and family, Layton needs these people in his life just as this family needs them too.

It started out with a little skyping from sister and family from Uganda. What a thrill, it was like having them here for just a moment, it was amazing! We sure missed touching them but it didn’t feel like a complete void not having them here either. We missed  you sister!

Then, the partee began. This is sister, she flew in with her four chicks from Texas! Great time….

Layton’s first grade teacher graced us with her presence. It was such a treat, she is a special lady in our life.

This girl of mine and her family, so supportive. Amy and I have had MANY talks about raising these kids, cried some tears, and laughed alot too.

This family, Alex only born a day apart. Leanne and I saw each other in the nursery at church but also kept seeing one another at Sears getting their milestone pictures taken. We decided we were fast friends the first date we had together. We have supported one another thru thick and thru thin. I think Layton knows that if he needed to call for some wise counsel, friend Alex, would be there even though different interests, schools, and such kept them from close contact. But support, yes!

Jeannie, one of the most giving of her self people we know. We love her and her family like they were are very own. She and Butch supported Layton with a generous scholarship  for school. Bless them!

Dear friends from Jim’s childhood, we love them, I couldn’t stop hugging on them when they were here. We don’t get to see them much but when we do it is like we saw one another yesterday.

Shayna, very instrumental in cheering Layton on to get the SENIOR requirements made. Supportive girl friend that she has been. She was also part of the ceremony in the orchestra.


Look at this family, Layton voiced to me this morning that he really understands after this weekend how much he is loved by his family. He also got a call from Kole who is in the navy, and then Cousin Seth wrote a sweet note in support as well.

So many others that came as well in support of Layton. So grateful for allll who were there!

Of course MeMe and Poppa are number one fans of Layton. Always praying and in support, ALWAYS loving him with encouragement (loving me with encouragement as well, when feeling like I was in need, greatest parents, greatest grandparents a girl and boy could ask for. )

And then in the end when it all comes down to it, who is holding who up? Layton is loved, supported, prayed for, encouraged by so many. Brothers for sure! How much do I love this picture, I feel like I could go on and on and on and on and on…….I just could.


June 12, 2013 - 2:57 am

Jenay - Yes yes yes!!!! Layton is so loved and he loved right back. It was a great weekend. I love all the pictures. All those tears and prayers have been worth it, I feel like God came through one more time. Layton could not have been a kinder or more grateful graduate. Praise God!!!

June 12, 2013 - 10:03 am

Shauna - Beautifully written! What a perfect post to memorialize this milestone and how he got there! Love you!

June 12, 2013 - 11:49 am

Optimistic Existentialist - May he Carpe Diem!!!

June 12, 2013 - 5:42 pm

karen and Gerard - Love that last picture with all your boys and Layton showing how strong he is! Great shot!!

June 12, 2013 - 5:46 pm

Janice C Johnson - Love, love, love this post. You’re the greatest mom and deserve these blessings!

June 12, 2013 - 11:36 pm

mountain mama - beautiful family, what a blessing!
happy, happy graduation!!

June 13, 2013 - 12:38 am

Far Above Rubies - Happy Graduation. So important to be supported by a loving family. Layton sure is a blessed young man.

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