I am bursting with pride tonight, so please indulge me. I went out to get the mail today. I had a huge amount for a Monday, but peeking out was a letter that looked VERY official and important. It had the Congressional Seal on it.
It was addressed to the Mother of Parker Powell…but heck I could not wait to see what it contained. (Sorry Amanda, inquiring minds have to know)
What I found was a letter informing Parker that he been nominated and selected to attend the
Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington D C this summer.
A very prestigious honor for an eleven year old. I am so excited for him.
With tears pouring down my face, I was thinking…This is the Baby That Changed Everything. You can read his story here and here and lots of other places on my blog. This boy rocked our world. Not one day in my life stands out more than May 27, 1999.
I am not sure who I am most proud of Parker or his Mom. She was a single Mom for the first 8 years of his life.
She did her job well. Parker was her first priority at all times.
I remember our pastor and good friend dedicating him and he said
“Parker will be a WORLD CHANGER”
I think he was right.