"Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius

and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." Albert Einstein

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dear Alex Son,
Happy 16th Birthday.
As I've told you before, I wished for you many times throwing change into wishing wells. Praying God would give me another baby boy. As you know there is 13 years difference between you and your brother as his birthday and yours falls almost a month apart.

He was raised in a Video Store and so was you the first few years of your life and while I was carrying you, we would go to Waffle House every single morning, have breakfast and talk Nascar with all the Nascar guys out there in Horn Lake, Mississippi. Egg and Cheese Sandwiches with side order of Hashbrowns. 

Then Cracker Barrel was for Lunch, My favorite still today a Veggie plate, Pinto Beans, Dumplings, Hashbrown Cassarole, Fried Okra znd of course Cornbread. It's a wonder you didn't become a Vegetarian like me because of me being a full on vegetarian. Good thing my Mother taught me to cook Meat because both you and your brother love meat. Even with all those vegetables I gained a whooping 60 pounds with you and exercised and never really sit down much.

You came into the World weighing in at 7lbs exactly..
20 inches Long....

We were all excited on Christmas 1997 when we found out you were on your way. Your brother suggested I write the White House... At first, I thought they would never pay attention, let alone write back Congratulating. Well, once again I was proven wrong...
Needless to say I Jumped For Joy..

We decorated your baby room in Winnie The Pooh and I remember sitting in the rocker we had in there just waiting patiently for you to arrive. Even though your Brother was older and a teenager at the time, I was afraid because my Mama was there to teach me all about babies and now I had to learn on my own with you. So, every-time  you sneezed I ran you up to the doctor until he finally said, Mrs. Nielsen, children are going to sneeze he's alright and will be fine. At the time, we also had Guardianship of your Cousin Desiree and she helped some and was also a teenager.

I feel so blessed that God has chose me to be your Mother as Dustin's. You two Sons have taught me so much more about life and love than I could ever imagine. I cannot imagine not being a Mom at all. You two are my purpose and what I feel I was meant to do and you come first and foremost always. Always, Son, know that I'm here for you. 

Littleton, Colorado 2007 
Fayetville, Tennessee

This Is your second school in 1st grade below:
Lakewood, Colorado

Son, Just always remember how much I Love You. It doesn't matter how old you or I get you are the most precious person to me. Just hearing your voice and knowing your alright makes my day. I miss you more than words can express so with God's Grace may you always feel the Love between my heart and yours.
The Cross I sent you for your birthday is to let you know you always have Love from your brother up above and from myself and God. Always Love yourself and take good care of yourself Son.

I Love You -Mom


Thursday, July 24, 2014

I Love And Miss My Son Dustin

Your Car 2006
Westminster, Colorado


Friday, July 18, 2014

In Loving Memory Of My Son Dustin Cody Parker

Balloon Release
Dustin's Hometown
Huntsville, Alabama

4th of July Weekend
With Abby (Dustin's Cousin, My Niece)

Huntsville-Madison County
Athletes Hall  Fame

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day Daddy 2014

Happy Father's Day Daddy
Went across the Tennessee River today to go visit your Resting Place at our family cemetery.
Stopped right at the road that goes to your house at the Wavaho Gas Station Hwy 36. 
Thinking how you, Dustin and I would go there and buy cold drinks as you called them.

It took all I had not to ride by your Garage- and I'll never forget when you moved to the farm, you gave me directions out there and said, "Turn Right by the Mailbox with the Horse on it and go down a piece and turn right again... I still laugh about that...

Just like you, always having Misty, our dog as your Co-Pilot, Today, I brought my Parrot along, 
Really wanted Alex to visit Alabama this year so we could go out there together.
He did go one year and we stayed out there for a couple hours as he picked up all the flowers that the wind had blown. He put them where he thought they belonged. That made me happy.

The Family has really did a wonderful tribute to all the family with decorations.

There is not a day that goes by, that I don't long for you.

I'm so grateful you were chosen to be my Daddy by the Grace of God.

Sincerely , Your Only Daughter -Gina Gail
Missing You Daddy
 Mango -Sun Conure Parrot

Nannie and Paw Paw

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

My Uncle Wiley

My Uncle Wiley & Aunt Jewel 2009
Tower's death tugs at plenty of hearts in community
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Times Business Writer gina.hannah@htimes.com

Clarence Wiley respected mentor for many in trade

At his memorial service last week, Clarence Wiley's friends wanted to pay him a fitting tribute.
So fellow tow truck driver Jeff Patten rolled Wiley's empty rig onto his own roll-back wrecker and led a procession of more than 20 tow trucks to the grave site, escorted by police officers.
"Even the police got out and stood at attention," Patten said. "He was very, very well respected in the community. Everybody who's in the towing business who was age 25 or over knew him."

Your Niece
Gina Gail

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day 2014

My Grandma
Mary Lucille Boyd
Owner of Boyd Electric
Previously of Huntsville, Alabama
Mother Of 6
Mamas Mother

My Aunt
Lady of Many Talents
Mother of Two
Mamas Baby/ Sister

My Mother
Mother of 3
Foster Of Many
Mother Of Two
Foster Of Many

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Happy 69th Birthday In Heaven Mama

Happy Birthday in Heaven Mama.

I miss you more than anything.
Looking back on your life I see you were 19 years old when you gave birth to your first baby
boy, my brother.

When you were 22 years old you gave birth to me.

When you were 29 you gave birth to your baby girl, my sister.

When you were 20 years old you and Daddy built our house- that is still in family today.

The road being named after our Uncle on your Mother's side. Great Grandma's brother.

Your love for family, legacy and heritage is a trait you handed down from your elders that I'm happy to carry on for all your Grandbabies and family.

I Love and think of you every moment of everyday.

-Your Middle Girl

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Happy 28th Birthday To My Son Dustin In Heaven

Happy 28th Birthday Son....

I Miss and Love you more than anything in this world.

You are my angel.
You are my Happiness.
You are my Heart.
You are my Wings.
You Are my Courage.
You Are my Strength.
You are the Red in my Rose.
You are the Blue in my Sky.
You are...

You Are My 1st Born Son.

-Love, Mom
Infinity and Beyond.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Happy 15th Birthday Son, Alexander

My Dearest Son Alex,
I'm so thankful God blessed me with the most handsome Son- with such a compassionate heart.
You were such a beautiful surprise to me 13 years after your brother was born.

There is not a moment in a day that goes by that I'm not thinking about you and missing you.

I know you're growing up and I'm just going to have to accept that, but honey, You'll always be my Giant Baby Son.

Here are some mementos from your birth and over the years that I've held back for you and they'll be here for you someday and you'll be able to hand them down to your family and Babies.

I'm so thankful and proud of your accomplishments in school and now you're a Freshman in High School. 

I wish you only the very best
and I'll always be here for you and to encourage you along the way.

You've made me one Proud Mom.

I Love you, Son.
Happy 15th Birthday.
-Love Mom

 Your Sky Blue Eyes

Monday, July 8, 2013

My Son Dustin's Apple Ipod

This July 04.2013 I found the strength to get your  Apple Ipod out to see the almost 3000 songs you had downloaded.

On many occasions I've tried to listen to the songs and all you'd purchased because I know you had a love for music as I do that has been handed down from generations from my Mother and Father on to you and you loved to play music. Throwing down on the Double Bass Drums and Chello. Music is something I always encouraged you to do because as a little girl and through-out my life I've found so much healing in the power of music. 

Teaching you that music is a universal language taught you that you had the ability to get along with anyone from all cultures and you absolutely appreciated learning and growing in those areas in life.

It always amazed me and our neighbors through-out the USA  just how loud we played our music. I think about that often- of just how loud we listened to it. The JVC you bought with the tiny speakers that put out what sounded like a full on concert. The times we rode around jamming to Cd's of our Family Friends in your Tahoe,SUV, Malibu, Pontiac Lemans, Benz and Dodge Truck rolling through the streets of Memphis and Denver was a memory I'll treasure forever. Remembering that big smile of yours.

It was awesome that you loved all genres of music and you can tell that by looking at all these songs you purchased from itunes. I know Rhythm and Blues was your favorite as you wrote on your Myspace that "R&B and the rest" was your favorite. 

In 2006 you bought a little gadget to listen to your Ipod so Alex and I could hear the songs also. I thought that is was one of the coolest gadgets you had bought and considering we started out on Napster way back when, this was really sweet.

During the transition of moving and all that was going on with people in and out of your house I didn't have any idea what happened to that speaker deal that you used to listen to your Ipod.

I'd been thinking about getting your Ipod out of it's safe place put up and listening to the songs and other things you have on it and had the thing (Belkin) you used in your truck to listen to it but had no idea how it worked.

So, the other day, I was thrift store shopping and seen this gadget and had to get it and start to listen to those almost 3000 songs. A little touch of heaven from my sweet angel Son. I only gave $2.50 for it and the guy found an adapter for it and it works like magic.

It is apart of you. Apart of you that only a Mother could truly appreciate. It is those little things that mean so very much to me and are priceless. 

With tears and happiness in my heart I feel very grateful to be able to finally have the courage to do this.

I Love You, Son.

-Your Mom

Missing My Son Dustin Today And Always

My Dearest Son In Heaven,

You always made me feel so very special.
I'm so thankful and grateful for you being my Son.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My Son Dustin Working

My Son Dustin Working
Westminster, Colorado

My Son Dustin Working
Westminster, Colorado

My Son Dustin Tattoo Working with
Linux Free BSD

Always Loyal ....
Westminster, Colorado

My Son Dustin Headed to do Business
Westminster, Colorado

My Son Dustin Working
"Chucky" in background
Denver, Colorado

My Son Dustin Working
"Chucky" in background
Denver, Colorado
Alex Always Listening to his Brother Dustin Training to be a Wise Jedi...
Denver, Colorado 2004