Twenty one years ago today, our first son, Tyler Joseph, came into the world in Schwetzingen, Germany.
We were missionaries with Cadence International at the time - Dave was leading the youth ministry division called Malachi.
Just two weeks prior to Tyler's premature birth (born a month early), Dave had made his first mission's trip with a group of 60 American high school students, into the former Communist bloc country of Hungary, a trip that eventually led to us moving here to the Czech Republic three years, and two boys, later!
But we didn't know that at the time he was born. I was just thankful that Dave made it back in time for the happy day of his birth.
The first outing Tyler ever went on was to a nearby lake for the baptism of one of the guys in our youth group.
It means the world to me that today Tyler has a heart for the Lord and is serving Him this summer here in Czech.
Happy Birthday Tyler! We love you and are so proud of the man God has created you to be!