What Jon does not know is the first time he was called Johan. He was just a few months old and my wonderful sister n law saw him and fell in love with him. She said she has not seen such a wonderful German boy like him, since the days she left Germany. I agreed he was a wonderful boy and just like the name means is he also gracious.
Gracious is just part of who he has grown up to be. Jon is such a treat watching him grow up into a man. He as always been gracious, kind, loving, caring, and pure joy and love. As the big brother to so many he has always jumped in and helped all his family. He is the first to want everyone together and sharing food or a drink. He is the first to say cheers to you. The first to say Thank you. The first to ask what can I do to help you. And the list goes on and on to the wonderful things he says and does every day for all these wonderful 29 years.
Now he is also a father and I watch him share his joy and love every time he is with his son. Always trying to make him happy in everyone he can. He smiles so big when he sees his son having fun. I guess that is me too. I smile all the time watching my wonderful son having fun and sharing his joy and love with all around him.
Happy Birthday Jon.