To My Son As You Graduate

To My Son As You Graduate

Toni was born and raised in a small town in Oklahoma.She graduated from East Central University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics.After college, she returned to her hometown to marry her best friend, Charles.Toni is a stay at home mom to their three teens, two boys and a girl, whom God led them to homeschool.Her goal is to raise her children to love and serve the Lord.They live on a farm where they grow produce to sell at several farmers markets.She also plays the piano at church and teaches piano.
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My middle child, my youngest son, my baby boy, my graduate.

We struggled to have you.  You were a gift from God.  Even after your arrival, there were complications.  You were re-hospitalized at five days old.  If we had waited any longer, you would not have survived.  We were terrified, but God watched over you.  We brought you home and you began to thrive.

You were all boy. 

You liked to rough house; you liked climbing.; you liked to “explore”; you ran before you walked.  You had your first stitches when you were thirteen months old because you were running through the house on Mother’s Day.  You were always on the go.

You are a hard worker. 

You have worked mowing lawns since you were five.  You worked on our farm.  You raised pumpkins, gourds, and flowers to sell.  When you turned sixteen, you went and applied for your first “real job”.  You kept checking back until they hired you.  You were determined to get that job.  You worked hard and it was noticed.  You became a manager when you were seventeen.  A few months later, right after your eighteenth birthday, you got another promotion.

You have matured in life, but most of all, you have matured in Christ.

You have always loved God.  You accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior at a very young age.  When I could not get you to read anything else, you would always read your Bible.  You are the one that always reminds us to pray before we eat if we get in a hurry and forget.  You talk to your friends about their relationship with Christ.  You set a good example for others and always try to do the right thing.

Your father and I are so proud of the man you have become.  We love you and cannot wait to see what God has in store for your future.


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