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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Special Day by Dad

15 Years ago God gave me a special gift through my best friend on the right; the gift was my other best friend on the left.
Hunter Judson Lee Hardwick turned 15 years old today at 9:59AM. 15 years ago Joli delivered this very special young man at Grand Strand General Hospital. I was 23 at the time and Joli was 20 and I don't think either one of us really knew what our Creator was giving to us.
He was perfectly handsome, even with his very cone shaped head and forcep marks. He made his little mom go through the ringer. When she started with him she was 95 pounds and when he was born she was 150. She got bells palsy, choleostasis of pregnancy and had to go on bed rest for a while. Through all that though, she persevered to deliver a very special man.
Hunter is so very thoughtful and kind. Yes he can be mean some times but honestly it is not often. Hunter prayed to Jesus when he was about 6 years old to be his savior. He was baptized at Hyde Park Baptist Church shortly thereafter. While I am not sure whether he was saved at that point, I know that God has been changing this young man into someone who loves His Son Jesus. I pray that he would continue to yield his life to the Lord and be led willingly to where God wants to take him. I know God has a special purpose for his life.
Another thing that I am so thankful for and something that Joli has written, is that he actually likes to be with me. Maybe he does because I really like to be with him. One day he will be gone and I will miss him, until that day arrives though, I will cherish every day and every birthday that I have with him.
Thank you Lord for my son! Thank you Joli for giving me such a special young man and being an awesome mother to him! Thank you Hunter for being a treasured friend to me.
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. That just made me want to cry...so sweet!

  2. We love you people!! That was sweet. Richard and Cason had lots of fun with you two on saturday. He's sitting here beside me and we're talking about how blessed we are to know you all. Hope you beat the tummy bug.

  3. How absolutely beautiful...I have never heard a man be so transparent and share like this. I believe this family is so blessed! Crystal