HAPPY 15th BIRTHDAY, TYLER!!!
Tyler...you bring so much joy and laughter to my life. Over 16 years ago when God placed a desire in my heart to have another child...He knew exactly what type of child you would be and the fine young man that you would grown up to be. I could not have asked for anything more than what God has blessed us with.
I love our little "chit chat" times that we spend together and they will be missed so much when you move away in just 3 short years.
You opened another chapter in mine and your dad's lives 15 years ago today when you became our son. It was a chapter of our lives that completed our union together...husband, wife and child of our own. We are one...a whole unit.
15 years ago today, I was laying in a hospital bed at Baptist Memorial - Desoto in Southaven, MS finally relaxing after receiving an epidural. There was so much excitement and anticipation in the air just waiting for your arrival. You were loved so much and by so many before you ever entered into this world and into our family.
When things started going wrong for me and you during labor, I have never felt such fear in all my life. I was trying so hard to not lose control of my emotions because I knew that if I were to get upset then it would affect you even more. You heart rate dropped to 32 beats per minute, but Dr. Westbrook got you back to where you needed to be and we progressed onward.
An hour later, your heart rate shot up to 192 beat per minute and I was so scared but still tried not to show it.
It wasn't until my sweet friend called to check on me and your daddy was on the phone. I called his name to ask him a question and when he turned around to answer me...he was crying. He was as scared as I was that we would lose you but neither one of us wanted the other one to know.
Upon seeing your daddy crying...I completely lost all control and was nearly hysterical. My blood pressure shot straight up and at that time...Dr. Westbrook told me that we need to do another C-Section to get you out.
As much as I had longed to deliver you naturally, I didn't care anymore about that...I just want you in my arms, alive, healthy and safe.
I looked at Dr. Westbrook with tears streaming down my face and said "please don't let my baby die" and Roger looked at him with tears streaming down his face and he said "don't let my wife die". It was a very intense period of time but it was short lived.
You were born to Roger and Jennifer on July 14th, 1994, at 9:34 PM, at Baptist Memorial - Desoto, weighing 8 lbs. 10 oz. and was 20 inches long. You had a head full of black hair and was absolutely gorgeous.
You were born into a family that loved you before they saw you. You had 2 big sisters...Sommer and Ryan and a big brother, Brandon. Your Nanny was there to hold you right after you were born and many other friends and family were sending their love to all of us. And...as you already know...the rest is history.
This is one of my favorite pictures of my precious boys...and now, here you are today with your cousin, Carson.
I hope you enjoy your slideshow...this is from birth to your 15th birthday. There is a picture of each birthday that we have been honored to celebrate with you.
We love you so much and are extremely proud of you. You are a fine young, godly, caring, loving and geniune man.
Mom and Dad
Hope you have a wonderful birthday and it is one to remember...cause you are definitely loved, my precious son!