Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Be still my heart

Something extrodinary happened to me 11 years ago today. I fell in love - real love -unconditional love. It was a feeling like no other.

April 22nd, 1998 was the day Tyler Wright Clark was born. I didn't get to see him right away because Mark and Sister were living in North Carolina at the time. Mom and Dad went first (obviously) while Del and I stayed in Bham to keep Credex going. Then it was our turn!

Ya'll, Tyler was the most beautiful baby I had ever seen! He just had this angelic look about him. I just wanted to hold him forever and stare at his beautiful, precious face. I loved and kissed on him and tried to memorize every part of his sweet self because I didn't know how long it would be before I saw him again.

But God had mercy on us and brought them back to Bham just a few (long, agonizing) months later. I was able to see him every single day and it was heavenly. He was about 6 months old when I got married and I remember being just beside myself on the way back from our honeymoon to get back and see him.

Tyler is becoming a young man which makes me happy and sad all at the same time. He makes a disgusted face now when I try to kiss him and he will probably be totally embarrassed if he reads this post. But I love him, unconditionally, and I will never stop. Happy Birthday Tyler!!!!


Mollie said...

He makes that disgusted face when you hold him down and tickle him too - but he can't make it long...

Anonymous said...

Jill, We have a wonderful family and it makes me feel good to see the love that you have for every one of us. Daddy-O'