Today’s is my great-nephew, Lincoln’s second birthday. (May 30) This is little guy came into world at a time when things were not easy.
The world was in the throws of a global pandemic. Our country was just day’s out from the murder of George Floyd. There were fears, stress, hatred and much pain and grief.
In his own family, he was born not to long after his grandpa, Monte, my sister Melissa’s husband, had died after a battle with Pancreatic cancer.
However, this little guy has been nothing but a bright shining light! Pretty much for all that get to visit and know him.
I haven’t had that up close meeting yet. But have stories and many pictures all showing the rays of sunshine he’s been radiating out for his first two years.
This latest birthday was celebrated with more bright spots. I loved learning about his amazing joy in getting both a grilling tent and a small kitchen as his new favorite places to play.
Monte, his grandpa, was a great cook and griller. No doubt some of that came through in the gene pool.
You got love it when a little one takes to tee ball, golf, cooking and grilling. Now that is a well rounded soul.
There is a lot of pain and sorrow in the world. It’s hard to remember or find the bright spots.
Little Lincoln – he’s a definite bright spot. So is all the loving and connection he and his family have shared together and via photos and Facebook with me and those of us not so close.
Happy Birthday Lincoln!! Keep shining!
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