Monday, March 28, 2011

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. 


Lisa said...

Yay!! You have every right to be proud....of both of them. :)

Linda said...

That is so awesome for Parker! Congratulations on having such a fine grandson!

I know his mama is bursting with pride too.

I have many grandsons and I am in love with each one...and I want God's best for them...and for the granddaughters too. So, I understand how you are feeling.

How's hubby doing? Hope things are going ok with his health.

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

BARBIE said...

Such exciting news! Congratulations to Parker!

Claire said...

Oh how wonderful! Huge congratulations to Parker!


gayle said...

Wow you all must be so very proud!! Tell him Congrats!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is wonderful news. You have every reason to be proud of him.

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