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.
I am a wife to Jack, Mom to Greg and Amanda, Mother-in-law to Micah and Dana. Grammy to Parker, Jack, Austin and Grayson, which just happens to be the best job I have EVER had.
I have owned Baskets and Bows for the past 17 years, which primarily is a gift basket business year around and a Holiday Decorating service for 3 months out of the year.
I live in Louisiana. I am an admitted Christmas and Disney addict! Your interest in my "tree decorating" business, on my family blog, Teresa's Treasures, is the reason for this special blog. I plan to give you tips, pictures, and stories that will help you make your holiday decorating a bit easier and most of all MAGICAL. That's my goal for all my clients and I hope I can pass that on to you.
Feel free to email me any questions you may have. I will try my best to answer or help you solve decorating problems.
You may find the blog title strange if you have not been a reader of my family blog. Check out the link to MY FAMILY and I think you will understand. Ten years ago, just as the baby born in Bethlehem on Christmas Day changed my life, a Baby Boy named Parker radically changed our lives. Both of those babies are the best things that EVER happened to me. When Faith Hill sang this song last year, it just became my favorite. If music on the blog bothers you or you are not a Faith Hill fan, feel free to mute it on the player.