My third year of high school was actually my senior year since I graduated early. I made that choice after I realized that when Will graduated he would be a full two years ahead of me in college, thus making future marriage/jobs/living situations kind of hard.
This was taken that fall when our Kiwanis Governor came to visit Amarillo. I was there as president of Key Club, and Will was there for Circle K.
That night, his house burned. They never determined the exact cause, but it was caused by some kind of electrical problem. No one was hurt, but their three cats inside all perished.
It was a night that forever changed their (and my) lives. It was a really dark period for him and his family, but true to His word, God has really brought them through it and they are a much stronger family now than they were before.
I flew home on the first plane I could get on the next day. I came home to see this:
These were taken later that spring:
That summer, Will went to Houston for an internship at Johnson Space Center.
And my second cousin got married.
I had my wisdom teeth taken out a few days before this picture was taken (hence my puffy cheeks). Will came home from Houston that weekend to see me. This picture was taken inside the frame of their new house (built where their old one stood).
|This was taken in August, right before classes started.|