12 years ago my world was changed for the better! This crazy kid came into the world 3 weeks early because he was ready to get going! Nothing has changed! There is something to be learned around every corner, and he wants to know whatever it is. He loves to learn, and he asks the hardest questions! Old Testament, engines, sound waves, astronomy…..I can’t keep up! Thank goodness for google! He was the only one at my house ready and excited to go back to school! He has a mind like a steel trap and can remember random facts about random things that he learned years ago, but he still has trouble finding his shoes in the morning or remembering his lunch. He thinks greek mythology is fascinating, and he couldn’t be more excited that he got The Iliad and the Odyssey for his birthday….all 4000 pages. He could eat shrimp, tacos, and heath bar pie for every meal and never miss anything else, except maybe fruit. He taught himself to read the summer before kindergarten, and he always has a book within 2 feet of him. He’s never met a book he didn’t like. Large groups of people aren’t his thing. He hates ritz crackers and uncomfortable clothes. He loves Mississippi State sporting events, but he says that he’s going to Vanderbilt (at least for today….does anybody have any pull in Nashville?) Dak is still a hero. He likes to mow the grass, but he always opts for the riding mower! He loves to cook, although he struggles to remember to clean up his messes afterwards. We are working on it! He likes Steph Curry, the Celtics, and collecting football cards. He is almost as tall as I am, and this may be the year that he passes me. We already wear the same size shoes. He loves Jordan Speith, Roger Federer, and the Cowboys. He really loves to be on the tennis court! Golf with his buddies and swimming are right behind tennis. He loves a good joke, and he’s been known to tell more than a few corny ones! His brothers think he’s pretty cool, and they love when he helps them with their homework. He wants to be an orthodontist, an architect, a marine, and do some type of coding. Music runs through his veins. He always has something playing on the radio, is humming or singing, or is playing the piano. He likes it all….and I do mean ALL. Sam Cooke and motown to 80s to country to rock to the Gettys and hymns. I have to yell up the stairs quite often for him to “turn it down!” He has the uncanny ability to fall asleep within seconds of getting in the bed, and he’s a major morning person! He loves coffee, the sports page, and a big breakfast. In his world, there is no concept of a dirty clothes hamper, yet he makes his bed in the mornings. The toothbrush rarely gets put back where it goes, but the towels are hung up nice and neatly. He loves, loves, loves math, and if he would put just a teeny, tiny bit of that love into his handwriting we might be able to read it!! He’s one in a million, and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for him. Happy 12th birthday, William! (photo creds: Luke Flippo)
happy birthday, william! we love you!!