The Dutch Rush

They're Dutch and Life's a Rush

This guy…is 10 today.

100_2099He’s amazing. And I love him.

He is loyal, honest to a fault, and growing up to be a lot like his Dad. I think that’s just right.


I love how he is holding a baby in almost all of our pictures from this year. There are seriously not many pictures that I can put in here because they all have someone else’s child in them. This guy loves his sports, but he talks a lot about making sure that God is more important to him than sports or star wars…


He loves his family and still thinks my cooking is the best.(!)

He’s also my serious thinker. When I tell him we might go to the park tomorrow, he looks at me like I’ve lost my mind and says “MOM, if there IS a tomorrow”. Yikes. The idea has stuck with him that we might be in heaven tomorrow because the Bible doesn’t tell us when our last day will be, so we can’t count on more than today. So, ok….supposing there IS a tomorrow, we’ll go to the park. Whew.

Happy Birthday my handsome ten year old. May you live to enjoy many tomorrows!

8 thoughts on “Joel

  1. Beth Gill says:

    I agree, he is a remarkable young man (no longer my baby – that seemed to have ended about the time Josh appeared. Maybe sooner.). Love him dearly. ❤

    1. Beth Gill says:

      I like that guy. I would like to play golf with him this year.

      1. Beth Gill says:

        That was from Grandpa!!

  2. Beth Gill says:

    That was supposed to be a heart.

  3. Gregory Gill says:

    This almost made me cry! Can’t believe he’s ten! Ahhhh! Happy Birthday little man!

  4. Daniel P. says:

    Happy Birthday Joel! Ten is a big year! 🙂

  5. Jesse Hammil says:

    What is Alyssa doing to him in that picture? Looks like she is giving him a shot cool-aid in the armpit.

    1. admin says:

      Funny! She was giving him a shot with their Dr kit. 😉 But your guess was close!

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