Casey was a miracle child. After having seen every sort of doctor and tried every available procedure, I was told that it was physically impossible to ever have children. I spiritually never accepted this, and Casey was born out of faith on July 25, 1989. He has been a complete blessing since.
Casey has always been kind, considerate, and extremely honest. It amazed me, that even as a child, he would tell the truth when he knew it would get him in trouble; it just wasn’t in him to lie. Casey is someone that you can depend on and trust to do the right thing. He has always held up for others, especially when there was someone that couldn’t hold up for themselves, whether it was against other kids or adults.
At the age of four, Casey began taking Tae Kwon Do and he gave it every thing he had for several years. He has enjoyed and poured himself into sports since. He started playing football for ASA at six years old, eventually playing for the school when he was old enough, and has played every year since. He voluntarily gets up early every morning to work out before school and has taken the Performance Course the last four years during his summer breaks. I’ve never heard Casey complain once about not sleeping in, or missing summer vacations because of his work outs. When Casey commits himself to something, he follows through, always. He isn’t a complainer, never feels sorry for himself and, in fact, enjoys giving 110% of himself.
Casey became a Christian at a young age, requesting to be baptized around 7 or 8 years old. Since he has been able to drive, he volunteers most of his time at our church, Fellowship Church of Plano. He has worked on building sets for children’s vacation bible school until 5 a.m., being the only teenager volunteering. He attends teen fellowship every Wednesday night, works coaching kindergarten through 4th grade every Saturday night and one service on Sunday morning, attends one service with his family on Sunday and attends another church’s teen fellowship on Sunday nights. He is also assisting in establishing a teen home group for our church. All of this, plus his athletics, his responsibilities at home (which he does have chores he is responsible for regardless of what goes on outside of the home) and, still, he maintains a 3.5 average in school.
I would be remiss if I failed to mention one of Casey’s greatest attributes, his sense of humor. Casey loves to make others laugh. He has no problem making fun of himself to put a smile on someone’s face. He has such a quick wit, too…he is smart and funny.
I am proud of Casey. He has always had his priorities in good order, always been there for his family and has always put the need of others before his own. I believe that whatever he sets his mind to do, he will accomplish. He always has and I have no doubt that he always will.