Twelve years ago tonight I did not sleep. I knew that the next day the “Best thing that EVER happened to me” was making his arrival.
Amanda had already done the castor oil trick that seems to work in our family..so I knew May 27 was going to bring us a baby. And it did…as in we barely made it to the hospital. We have babies easy and quick.
I must have told Parker that HE IS the BEST thing that EVER happened to me at least 1000 times in the last 12 years. No probably more than that. That’s one line he knows well. And one thing he knows well, is that he is LOVED….
This boy made me a GRAMMY and that is hands down my favorite job in the world. And I was lucky enough to get HIM.
Tomorrow he graduates with some amazing honors from the 5th grade. How can we have a middle school student?
Next Sunday we put him on a plane to fly (alone) to Washington D.C. to attend a young leadership conference.
We have traveled with him for 12 years so he is a seasoned traveler.
This is a boy that has boy that has traveled from sea to shining sea, traveled with his Pop, which enabled him to spend time with Shaq, sit in the front seat of the bus with Drew Brees.
He has dined with the Mouse more times than most people do in a lifetime. We have traveled the streets of New York City and seen Broadway shows. He has seen the mountains of Colorado and had a blast at the beach. This boy has never met a stranger.
I cannot even put into words how much I love this boy. He is outgrowing me, but I get that..or at least I thought he was.
Today I was having hi-lights put in his hair and he said Grammy, why don’t me, you and Pop go on a cruise again?”…Wow I was honored to think he still wanted us as his travel buddies.
Parker Benjamin Powell….your Grammy is as madly in love with you as the first day I laid eyes on you.
Now for the winners of the books. SORRY its taken me so long.
The Pioneer Woman’s Book….an awesome read goes to Vicki@ My Life 365
Lazy Days and Beach Blankets goes to Hannah @Life Happens http://ngowhitcombfamily.blogspot.com/
And if this did make you smile, I am thinking you need some medicine…My favorite song, my two favorite singers of the entire AMERICAN IDOL SEASON….If only Tim was better looking.
Congratulations to Scotty. I loved you from the beginning and loved you more every week.
I am officially in withdrawal…