We both can recall the time I helped him dig for worms in our back yard. I felt quite sorry for him, thinking he didn’t know where to find the big worms in our yard, and so I showed him. And helped him dig them up.
Back then your friends came home after Sunday morning church to spend the day with you and then back again to church that night. The afternoons were spent outside exploring and playing. I always liked when Kevin came over.
Some years later they gave a home to one of my cat’s kittens. From then on out we always had a reason to talk at church.
And even more years brought us together, for good.
I don’t rightly remember seeking to date someone who I thought would be a good dad, or an excellent provider or someone who would love and respect my parents. That’s not how my brain worked at 15.
What does one seek at that age? A cute guy that makes you laugh, a friend, a Christian, all important things to be sure. But to choose your mate for life at an early age… I didn’t realize then the magnitude of it and so grateful that God guided me and us, that we were raised to let Him do so.
And so here we are, we’ve been together the majority of our lives.
We’ve raised two boys, owned a dog and survived and thrived through many things. Today, when I think of Kevin turning 50, I think when did THIS happen? How did it go from saying “last year”, to saying “20 years ago”? But it’s here.
Kevin is 50 today.
Kevin’s laughter brings joy to our house, his way with people draw friends easily but few truly know him. Our family comes first. He treats us all with gentle ways. (Unless otherwise required.) He is very purposeful in all that he does. Motivated, driven and never settles for less.
He is great at keeping it real. The boys have nicknamed his talks with them as “Pep talks by Kevin Deasy”.
Caregiver, worker, playful and prayerful and friend, Kevin gives. He is loyal and committed.
Celebrating 50 Years!
Love to you. Kate