uncle jason

Posted: September 26, 2007 in family

Last night I became an uncle for the first time. My sister Kari Jo delivered a 7lb 12oz baby boy – Grayson Carter Booe – at about 8:58pm. For any of you Bible College people out there, both I, my sister, and her husband Rodney graduated from KCC…now KCU. KCU is located in Grayson, Ky, which is in Carter county. Hence, Grayson Carter. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures yet. I’m really excited to have the chance to be that “cool uncle” that we all remember from when we were kids. If you didn’t get to have a cool uncle growing up, I’m sorry, but you really missed out.

I’m 4 1/2 years older than my sister…I also have another younger sister and a younger brother. I have some pretty good memories of Kari Jo when she was about 2-3 years old. I can remember some pretty major fights we had when we were roughly 12 and 8 years old. I recall founding the first FCA at my high school when I was a senior, and thinking it was awesome that my sister and some of her 8th grade friends were members of it. I remember one night at church camp around 1995 or 1996 when she and I hugged and cried for a really long time. I remember the summer of 1998 when she made sort of a last minute decision to attend college at KCC, and thinking what a bummer it was that we wouldn’t be able to be students there at the same time, since I had just graduated. Her husband and I lived on the same floor of the same dorm for a while. I don’t think he thought much of me at that time. We’re better friends now. =)

I remember participating in her wedding, and not feeling weird about the fact that she was married before I was. I felt very proud not too many months ago when she completed her Master’s degree in education. She’s certainly proven to be an excellent daughter, wife, teacher, younger sister, older sister, and an awesome aunt to our son Eli. And she’ll certainly be an incredible mother.

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