Monday, March 28, 2011

THIS BABY(BOY) CHANGED EVERYTHING

Parker
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. 

25 comments:

Vicki said...

Congrats to Parker and to all of you proud adults in his life!

Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

Awwww! That is just wonderful!!! You should definitely be proud!!!!
Congratulations, Parker!!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I would be proud too. That is wonderful!!! What a great experience for Parker. Love & blessings from NC!

TriGirl said...

Stopping by from Totally Tuesday. Congrats! What a proud moment :D

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Teresa, I remember reading Parker's story - actually, all of your stories of love for a special boy. I'm so excited for him. What an honor for him. He looks like he has no doubt how precious he is to all of you.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

You can see it in his eyes Teresa. He has such a trustworthy, caring face. He will be a man you can depend on - something we so desperately need. Sounds a lot like his grandpa!

Theresa said...

Congrats to the "World Changer" Parker, handsome and smart! Have a blessed day dear Teresa! HUGS!

Nezzy said...

Woo~hoo!!! You go Parker! Yep Teresa, be proud as punch of this fine young man. Our oldest grandson went last year for the High School level and was invited this year but he's holdin' down a job for car insurance and gas this year and didn't feel he could make it.

This would could sure use more Parkers! :o)

God bless you and have a terrific Tuesday sweetie!

Keep up the great work Parker! :o)

tawna6988 said...

That is so awesome! Like otehrs have already said, you should be proud!!

Tawna
http://tawnasplan.blogspot.com

West Side of Straight said...

Congratulations to Parker! And to all of you! It takes a Great family to raise Great kids!

Grandma Cyndi said...

I can see your buttons popping off as well they should! Congrats to Parker and his wonderful family. It will be an experience he will remember all of his life. Thrilled for him and you.

Sue said...

I don't blame you a bit for bursting with pride Teresa. What an honor for Parker, and for his whole family. That a lot of love and hard work went into raising that boy is very obvious.
Congratulations all around!!
Sue

Sally said...

I have tears; that is simply awesome!! Congratulations to all!

Have to tell you, and I've thought this before, Parker reminds me so much of my late grandson; that sweet smile and beautiful eyes. I'm happy for you, and all your family. You have every reason to be proud! :)

Deborah said...

I read the other posts as well as this and I am so glad I did, Parker is as blessed with you all as you are with him, this was simply a joy to read, there is so much love within your family, I feel truly lifted just to have read this, thank you x

Just a little something from Judy said...

So excited for Parker and all of you! What an honor for an 11 year old to partake in. I love Parker's story too.

Kimberley said...

Hi there! Congrats to Parker, what a proud grandma you must be right now! New follower from Welcome Wednesday. Drop on in and see me if you get the chance, thanks!

Kimberley
http://davisdailydose.blogspot.com/

Fuegita said...

I am following you from the Welcome Wednesday. When you get a chance please follow me back. Thanks!

Kelly H. said...

Thats wonderful! New follower here, hope that you will follow back!
http://kellyhunterphotography.blogspot.com/

debi said...

Fantastic!! What a great experience for him. Congrats to you too....you raised his momma right :-)

Hugs

Shelly said...

Hello, thanks for stopping by my blog for UBP11. Congrats to Parker! That is awesome!

Leanna Mama said...

Hey thanks for stop by. Can't wait to read more of you blog

Terra said...

Teresa, you are so rightly bustin' with pride for your young man, and I enjoy reading about your family doing things like those Disney cruises.

Victoria's Voice said...

What a wonderful thing at such a young age. Proud probably does not sum it up.

Thank you for participating in the Get Wired Blog Hop. I am following you.

Vickie
http://victoriasvoice44.blogspot.com

Mama said...

Super cute blog, Following from wed blog hop
Would love to invite you to follow back :)
mamawannasave.com
Blessings

Linda

life...just saying said...

What a nice proud grandma story. New follower for Wed hop