Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Moving on.....

~The whole family!~
~Jordan and his little buds..Joseph and Royce~
~The Hill family in a rare family portrait~
~Showing our love for our favorite grad~
~The proud grandparents~
~Presley and PawPaw~
~Best friends/cousins Royce and Joseph~
~Best friends/cousins Presley and Anna-Joy~
~Look at our boy!~
~12 years of school under your belt.....congratulations Jordan Levi Crowe~

My oldest nephew Jordan Levi graduated from High School this past weekend. I was 16 when he was born. He has almost been like a sibling rather than a nephew at times. My heart will burst and the tears will flood my keyboard if I start writing my favorite memories about him growing up. I don't think I can do that, yet. I am still so overwhelmed by him graduating high school and moving away to college this Summer.

Jordan is an exceptionally well-rounded kid. He excelled in football AND wrestling this year, which is almost unheard of. Most guys are good at either one or the other, but he proved differently. We went to countless games and matches to cheer him on. I can't believe we will not be cheering on the Titans this Fall. Okay, I really can't go there in my throat is developing a lump. Moving on...

I am proud of my nephew for the young man that he has become. He has made wise choices and I know that he will continue to. He has such character for such a young age, undeniable character. He is a gentleman with impeccable courtesy and manners. That's my Jordy.

I will be wearing his college colors rooting him on this Fall as he plays for Delta State University in Mississippi. I will be one of his biggest fans. Praying for his safety and his surroundings. Praying that he will continue to walk the narrow path, even when at times the wider path seems more enticing. Praying that He will always look to the Lord for guidance, in the good times and the hard times.

Jordan has made me a proud Aunt. Not because of his football and wrestling accomplishments. Nor because of his football scholarship. Jordan has made me proud because of knowing who he is and what he believes. Nothing could make an Aunt beam with pride more than this.

My heart will continue to swell and my throat get lumpy when I think of him leaving. However, I know that this is just the beginning of the beautiful life that God has in store for him. This gives me joy unspeakable.

a fan for life,

Aunt Jilly


Mary said...

How sweet, Aunt Jilly!!! I hope he sees this and gets to fully savor and enjoy the kind words you've shared.
Let's plan on road-tripping to Delta State to see one of those big college games this fall! (We can stay with Chad's Aunt Gail in Memphis and cruise over to Graceland to see the King!)
I'm packing my bag and really proud of your Jordy!!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on every word of your tribute to Jordan. Jill you put it so equolently as only you can do. If, it is God's plan we hope to see the other five grandbabies graduate, go to college, marry and have babies for us to drool over. With all my heart loving you all.

Rebekah Hudgins said...

I love, love, love the Allgoods. Congratulations to Jordan, he only just begun!!!!

Love you lady!

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