Happy Birthday, Tom! This photo was taken exactly eight years ago, on your 15th birthday, August 18, 2002. We were on our first visit to Bend, Oregon, to see John.
I remember it as a wonderful day. John made you a cake. We had a lovely picnic and walked around the lake. Mt Bachelor is in the background.
Our family is far-flung now - Oregon, New York, Afghanistan - and photos like this won't be easy to come by again.
All the more reason to treasure it and the good memories of that day.
With much love and good wishes for a happy birthday, Mom and Dad