Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dad's Birthday!

Our beloved father celebrated his birthday on Friday!
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and he delighteth in his way."
-Psalms 37:23

Dad as a baby
Dad is our protector, our leader, our provider.  He is constant, able and sure.  Dad is always looking out for others.  He is a wonderful husband, a devoted father, a caring friend, a faithful pastor, and a hard working farmer!  
Dad and his younger brother, Kurt

Dad and Uncle Kurt

He is a joy to be around and keeps everyone laughing.  He always has a smile on his face and knows exactly what to say to cheer you up.  He is full of fun.  Life is never boring when you're with Dad!
"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance."
-Proverbs 15:13
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine."
-Proverbs 17:22
Dad (on the right) and his good friend Barry (on the left)
 in highschool.  Barry was a Foreign Exchange Student
from England who lived with Dad's family for a year. 
They became as close as brothers.

My father (on the right)
and his father (on the left)
He is a Godly man who seeks to serve the Lord in everything he says and does.  He searches out the Lord's will for every decision and leads his family accordingly, even if it's not the popular thing to do.  We are thankful for the decisions he's made to help protect us and guide us.
L-R: Kelsey, Jordan, Savannah, and Dad

"And if it seems evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve;
...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
-Joshua 24:15

We love you so much Dad and we thank the Lord for you.  We feel blessed to have you!  We pray the Lord will see fit to bless you with many more years to serve Him!  You are truly "a man after God's own heart".
Numbers 6:24-26:
"The Lord bless thee, and keep thee;
the Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee;
the Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace."


  1. And we, too, are thankful to the Lord for your dad. He's a very, very nice fellow, we think!

    We see he did once have hair!!

    Happy Birthday, Kelly! May God bless you abundantly this year and preserve you for many, many, many more!

    The Yuck GANG

  2. Happy Birthday Mr. Kelly Hammond!

    We hope you had a wonderful day!

    The Way Family