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Mr. Parker G.

I can't believe he's 16. SIXTEEN. 6-teen. I always say that they grow up in the blink of an eye. It couldn't be more true while watching Parker grow up these last 8 years.

There is a song by Rascal Flatts called "My Wish", and when I first heard it, I immediately thought of Parker. Because, I wish lots of things for Parker.

Lots and lots of things.

I wish...


-that you will always be strong and independent
-that you will always be successful in everything you do
-that you will make good choices, and live a good life
-that you will serve a mission and enjoy the hard parts, and the great parts
-that you will find a wife who is good to you, and that you will be good to her
-that by the time you have a wife you will be able to get your socks into the hamper
-that you will find time away from your career to have fun with your family
-that you will grow up to be hard working, committed, loyal, and determined
-that you will always have a testimony of the gospel, and choose everyday to live it
-that you will find joy in your life, and not so much stress
-that you will always be surrounded by good friends and good people who love you
-that you will always be a good example to your sister and your brothers
-that you will someday stop teasing them
-that you will understand why I was the parent, and not the friend, even when I knew you wouldn't like the answer
-that you will always remember how much your dad loves you and that he would do ANYTHING for you
-that you will know that we want nothing but the best for you, and will do ANYTHING to help you achieve it
-that you will someday know and understand that I really, really, really do love you

Happy 16th Parker! We love you so much!!

Comments

Anonymous said…
Wow - what a handsome young man and man what a heartbreaker he must be! Parker, you're a great example to your younger siblings and I know Mandee is proud of you!
Mandee, I can't believe that you have a 16 year old - the patience and sense of humor you must have acquired to get through the teenage years - make sure and share your secrets with me to a happy home with teens.
NEVA said…
HAPPY 16TH BIRTHDAY PARKER! I hope you have the most fabulous of days today.
I'm so proud that you call me Granny, I love you!
Aimee said…
I can't believe that he is 16! Holy cow how did that happen? I love you Parker...you are the best!
Joey Romine said…
I can't not comment! Happy Birthday PG. The Rodeo is still for sale if you're parents are still interested. Haha.
Seriously, I hope you have a great day. It's been so fun getting to know you over the past 7 years. You've grown into a handome young man and such a good kid. Thanks for being so good to my kids & family.
grandma jojo said…
happy birthday my Parker. Grandma loves you soooooooooooooooooooooooo
much! Wish I could be with you to celebrate this BIG day in your life. I hope it is a happy one. Thank you for the choices you are making in your life. I am so proud of you.
By the way Mandee, nice tribute (one of my favorite songs) and now I will never be able to listen to it with out crying. Thanks!
Thanks for being "the mom" when it would have been easier to be the friend. Thanks for loving my Parker.
Deby said…
Happy birthday to Parker! I loved getting a chance to visit with him when he was here. I fear for the residents of Utah with him behind the wheel. Just kidding.

We'll see you soon!
Mandee said…
Parker!! i hope u have the best birthday of all birthdays! i love u soooooo much even when u give me dead arms and leave scars on my arm!! i really have no idea what i would do without you cuz u r the best of the best and the coolest of the coolest!!

love your one and only sister
Maddy
heather said…
OK, so I was tearing up even BEFORE I watched the movie! Happy 16th birthday Parker! We love you and love having you around.....so come more often! We know that your future has great things to offer because you are a special person and most importantly you are kind to everyone you meet! OK, Mandee, enough of the montages...I can't take it anymore!!!
Laura said…
Happy Birthday, Parker ! Hope it was a happy ones.
Abby said…
I freakin love that kid!

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