I'm really proud of my daughter-in-law--Lauren Thorp--who celebrates her birthday today. She might be a number of states away but we are thinking of her and thanking God that she's part of our family. She loves God, our son and their two kids and constantly shows love for extended family members.
As a parent, my heart smiles when I watch my son's family develop and grow. With Lauren, I've never seen Justin happier. They really complement each other. They share the same values. They have many of the same interests. She supports him and vice versa.
They are entering new chapters of their lives as they further establish themselves. They will face plenty of new issues. But, I'm confident that they will do it with aplomb.
Happy Birthday Lauren. Enjoy the day. Gladys and I are really proud that you are part of the family.