Friday, August 24, 2007

Happy 18th Birthday!

Following is the text of the ad I wrote to commemorate my son Aaron's 18th birthday. It appeared in our hometown paper, The Clinton Courier, on that special date, August 8th. The ad itself is also below. Happy 18th birthday, baby!

"Happy 18th Birthday to Aaron Alexander Rathmell (a.k.a. Xander) of Lake City!

Aaron is the youngest son of David, Sr. and Robin Rathmell and the brother of David Rathmell, Jr., of Fletcher, NC. He is a 2007 home schooled graduate of the Tennessee Regional Academy for Christian Education (T.R.A.C.E.) in Clinton.

Aaron has a heart for God and a passion to fulfill God’s call upon his life, wherever that may take him, although he hopes to become a youth pastor. Aaron will further his ministry pursuits this fall when he will be dually enrolled as a first-year student of Master’s Commission in Clarksville, Tennessee, a 9-month intense discipleship program, and the Certified Level of the Berean School of the Bible. On completion of the program, he will receive an accredited Certificate of Ministry from the Berean School of the Bible and a diploma from Master’s Commission Clarksville.

Mom, Dad, David, Jr. & Amber, and Uncle Jeff, Aunt Sharon, and Anneleisa all wish Aaron an awesome 18th birthday and God’s abundant blessings as he takes these next steps in his life’s journey!


George said...

WOW! Based on your monolog about Aaron's accomplishments and his future I would guess you and Dave are very proud of Aaron. May the good lord bless and keep hom in his hands while he is away and now and forever. Uncle George

Junosmom said...

Happy Birthday, Aaron!
Your Cousin, Cathy