Some of you hear about my son, Michael, quite a bit if you follow my Spot On The Lake real estate blog. Michael is my partner in the company. You may not get to hear as much about the other half of my offspring, Lizzy. Lizzy's birthday was this week, and I took a little time to reminisce about some fun memories of her. I remember her "crew" that she cheered with and did Girl Scouts with. They were inseparable for a while and enjoyed summers hopping from subdivision pool to subdivision pool. Her love for the pool developed into something more competitive as she began participating in the neighborhood swim team and then the high school swim team, where she excelled in the breast stroke. She joined the band playing the flute, but really loved leading the flagline in marching band in high school and carried that love on to lead the Redcoat flagline at UGA. She studied early childhood education at UGA (convocation photo above) and graduated into a career that gives her the opportunity to teach and mentor her students and her peers. The common thread through all of this is that she always had friends that loved her, and I know that is because she loves so well. Now she is married to Trey Joyner and has 2 beautiful girls of her own with another on the way. While I have a lot of fond memories of Lizzy, nothing gives me more pride than seeing her as Mom to those girls, helping them to know at an early age who their Creator is. She shows them how He loves us by how she loves them. I love her so much.