Monday, August 31, 2015

This one's for you, Gus

Tomorrow is this guy's first day of school. 
You're a lively one. Dad had the intuition to choose your name, Augustine, and has it ever been appropriate. 
We call you Happy Gus, because you're always smiling. You're outgoing and up for fun, which wins you friends and admirers. 
Dad and I admire this about you, since we wish we had that "gene."  We think we know where it came from. 
You do things your own way and in your own time. That is good. We are proud of you and enjoy watching you grow. 
You've had ups and downs. When you were most down, God was by your side. Our special extended family was, too. You persisted. 
Soon you were back on your feet and ready for more. You aren't scared of pain and will try anything. Dad and I think maybe you should try football.
Our love follows you tomorrow and every day, Gus. Keep that spirit! Our prayer for you is that Mary, who you love, is always there by your side, even when we are not. 
And as Funny Uncle Danny told you, there are two things to remember at school:
1. Listen to your teacher
2. Make as many friends as you can
You should do just fine. 

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