S: Matthew...Where the Story Began
FC: Matthew Robert Hoadley~ Where the Story Began...
1: It Began Here... | Round Rock Hospital May 21, 1985 8:18 AM 7 lbs, 14 oz. 21 inches long Blue Eyes Reddish-Blond Hair | Matthew means "gift from God." | Cover picture: Matt's AIM Team in Port Elizabeth, South Africa 2009-2010.
3: Matthew met his Gram and Grandpa Hoadley in Portland, Connecticut.
4: First VBS...he played baby Jesus. | First Halloween!
5: Meeting musical "Udy" for the first time Christmas 1985.
6: First Birthday... | was a Success!
7: "Hey! Look Daddy!" | Yummo!!
8: Second Birthday... | was quite tasty!
9: The rocking chair that Papaw made.
10: Loving On Meme & Papaw! | Playing on the backyard fort that Papaw made.
11: All Smiles with Granny Nanny & Uncle Everett. | Hanging out with cousins Zach and Amy. | Helping mommy in the kitchen.
12: 40th Anniversary Party for Meme & Papaw. | Baby Max~a most loyal Polar Bear!
13: Helping daddy with the Christmas tree. | Brand New Tool Set!
14: Storytime with Papaw. | Rocking in the old Hoadley family rocking chair. | It took him awhile before he would put on the mask...not quite sure about it.
15: Our own little Monk | Talking it up at Mothers' Day Out. | Dressed up in God's Holy Armour.
16: Third Birthday | Fifth Birthday | Hmmm...I wonder what happened to the fourth birthday???
17: Hit if off with Minnie on trip to Disney World. | First ski trip to Ski Cooper in Leadville, Colorado. What a great group of friends! | Pet Hamster, Cheli
18: Grandma Hoadley's "spring litter." Three cousins born within a few months of each other. | Train ride in Essex, CT. This train went behind Spence & Liz's house in Centerbrook, CT.
19: Working with Daddy.
21: Matthew in Disguise
22: Days at Cornerstone Christian School | Miss Marcelle was Matthew's Pre-K teacher. Such a beautiful woman-inside and out! She was from South Africa. Maybe she planted a seed way back then that later came to fruition.
23: Hanging out with Uncle Ross, and helping Daddy get through graduation for his Master's Degree.
24: A little boy on his first mission trip to Russia grew into... | ...a young man preparing to go to the Adventures in Missions Program in Lubbock, TX.
25: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
26: Where to next?
27: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."Jeremiah 29:11