A mere twenty-nine years and look at all that he is...
Survivor. Managed to make it through his childhood and adolescence with two older brothers. Although he has had a few near-death experiences (tumbling off his bike down and mountain for one) he walked away with only a few scars!
Student. Okay so he wishes this one weren't the case any more (only four more months!) but he has made it through almost twenty years of school and had excellent grades, made great friends and drank lots of diet coke!
Husband. Somehow finds the time to make his wife feel that he values her and their marriage above all.
Father. Created a little girl that even he didn't know how much he would love. Her eyes light up when she sees him and the way she says "Daddy" would melt anyone's heart.
Son. Values his parents and their opinion above almost any other.
Brother. Talks to each of his four siblings at least once a week. They are some of his best friends in the world and he would do anything for any one of them.
Creator. Joel is amazing when it comes to creating new ideas and implementing them. He find inventive ways to solve problems. I have watched him in amazement as he has improved things on numerous occasions in all aspects of our life- in our home, with our businesses and with his schooling. He wants to be a part of big things, he has the mind to create and lead.
Leader. Which brings us to this next point. Joel has the personality and drive to inspire people. I have seen him do this in our family, with the young men and with the business that we started with a group of friends (nothing would have gotten done without him!)
Lover. Okay so that sounds funny, but Joel has an immense ability to love lots of people. People are drawn to him because of this ability.
Loveable. For all of the above reasons and more- Joel is incredibly easy to love!
Happy Birthday Joely!