Twenty one years ago today, our son took his own sweet time coming into this world.

Due on June 7th, they made him come out on the 20th. He procrastinated until 3:07 the morning of the 21st, when he and his shoulders finally arrived. I will now tell you 21 things about about our Boy.

1. He has a heart for God, His Word and His people.

2. He has a great laugh, and he always has.

3. He is really good with kids.

4. He has rarely met a stranger.

5. He is patient in adversity. I have seen him willingly head off to the hospital for a treatment that he knew would make him sick, all the while maintaining a good attitude, and his ever present sense of humor.

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6. Oh yeah, that sense of humor!

7. He is forgiving. Even when the doctors and nurses were causing his grief and discomfort, he was still his charming self.

8. He is a Red Wings and Tiger fan. Even while living in Chicago. His shirts represent.

9. He likes to stay up late and sleep in.

10. He loves to fish, and is darn good at it.

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11. Having two sisters and the Hostler girls around constantly have made him very comfortable talking to girls.

12. He is very comfortable talking to The Dane.

13. And Skyping several times a day.

14. He can’t wait for her to come and visit from Denmark in August.

15. He likes the way she thinks, and her heart for God.


16. He loves the kitties.

17. He loves music.

18. He loves his sisters.

19. He loves his Daddy.

20. He loves his Mama.


21. He’s a keeper!

Happy Birthday Boy!



  1. June 21, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    So sweet and every one of them is TRUE!! I thank him for giving my girls a glimpse into how/what guys think, though he is probably a nicer version of MOST guys! 🙂 Happy 21st birthday to THE Boy!!

  2. caprilis said,

    June 21, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    A keeper for sure! I love him and I love his heart! Happy birthdy Boy!

  3. June 21, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    I would say he is a pretty special 21 year old.

  4. deb said,

    June 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Happy Birthday to the Boy! Yes, you shine with all your gifts and wonderful sense of humor!…I think all boys born on June 20 are keepers, just like my 32 year old Boy whom we celebrated yesterday too!

  5. Joyce said,

    June 21, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Happy Birthday to your son!

  6. honey said,

    June 21, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    a nice tribute to a nice boy —– i mean a nice man !!!! WOW where did the time go !!! love that boy,

  7. honey said,

    June 21, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    oh yea ….. he still procrastinates.

  8. Robin said,

    June 21, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    Birthday blessings to your Boy!

  9. Nan C said,

    June 26, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    I say, Who’da thunk that the Boy would turn out so well when he snubbed me with his passy oh so many years ago? 😉
    Happy 21st Birthday, Boy!

    • Vickie Herrold said,

      July 5, 2012 at 12:31 PM

      that is so hurtful when they snub the mama -but the goal I guess is for them to become independent (boo Hoo-though!)

  10. warren said,

    June 26, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Happy birthday! Same birthday as my wife…only she is waaaay older

  11. Vickie Herrold said,

    July 5, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    I also love the pix of sitting on Jim [Hop on Pop} When Scott used to try to sit in our lap when he was 15, we’d whine “GET OFF me” {you’re killing me!}

  12. Vickie Herrold said,

    July 5, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Oh and I forgot to add ” I love that boy of yours!”

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