Happy Birthday Tanner

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Its been another amazing year for Tanner, as he continues to grow and develop. Typically whenever you see Tanner, you will see that big smile on his face that lights up the world. Tanner has a passion for life and people. Whenever he puts his mind on something, he gives it everything he has

When Tanner started swimming, his first season was almost over and he didn’t qualify for championships yet. Tanner became very upset about this, even bringing himself to tears. There was only one swim meet left in the season. The last swim meet Tanner qualified for championships on the back stroke. That set a spark in him to work even harder and go further.

The next season he qualified in two events for championships. And this time he qualified for a ribbon. He was so proud and excited. This again continued to fuel the fire for Tanner to work harder and get a medal. His ultimate goal was to win a medal.

The next season Tanner worked hard and took it to the next level. He qualified for championships in 5 events! He swam the 100 free style for the first time in his life and qualified. When Tanner went to championships , you guessed it Tanner won a medal in the 50 free style!

How did all this happen? Tanner worked hard, Tanner believed in himself, when Tanner was 18 months old he was diagnosed with Autism. He didn’t start talking to his was 3. We didn’t know what the future held for Tanner, but God has the final say.

I want to say Happy Birthday to my son Tanner, I’m so proud of him. Not just because of what he has accomplished but because of who he is. Hes the kindest , gentle soul you will ever meet. He has wisdom beyond his years. May God continue to bless him in Jesus Name Amen!

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