McMatthew at 20:11

What I'm Doing at 20:11 in 2011... One of the greatest blessings of raising children are the friends they bring home. Many, many of these kids (mostly boys) have earned permanent places in our hearts. There are even a few I would adopt as my own... and none more so than this young man pictured with Steel.

Steel's friendship with Matt Shinkwin started in high school... but it is one of those that will last for many years to come. Matt is a great kid, raised in a great family with strong moral character and a brilliant sense of humor. Every moment spent with him has been a pleasure.

Matt will be returning to New York tomorrow to begin his second year at West Point Military Academy. Not only do we like this kid, we have tremendous respect for him. We look forward to witnessing what the future holds for this young man.

At 8:11, we were enjoying a summer BBQ at the home of Matt's parents. Matt and Steel were generous enough to stop for this photo for my blog. (Without complaint.)