Today I turn my heart spot light on one of my favorite people on earth.
My beautiful boy that at times feels forgotten in a family of overachievers. But this man is unforgettable for those who are fortunate enough to know him.
A heart as deep and wide as an ocean. A gentle nobility that has me convinced that we must come from royalty somewhere in our family line. A memory that can put an elephant to shame.
Jordan is a gentle spirit with a shepherds heart a patient demeanor, Puerto Rican appetite and an Irish disposition. Roger and I can argue over whose mind he has since it’s brilliant but I have to give Silver the credit. Jordan and Roger will never forget a detail. They both fascinate me. When he was a boy he was so “good” that when he ever had a slip up we could barely bring ourselves to discipline him. His daddy and I have looked at each other dozens of times and thought, “we just don’t deserve this kid, he is so good. We can’t possibly deserve him but we’re thrilled he is ours.” I’ve never seen a child born with so little fear. His siblings always made him go first into the dark, kill the bug or check out a random noise. He never hesitated.
My favorite memories of our little man was trailing over the tops of mountains in WA and knowing that by the end of the trail he would have a muddy foot. He always slipped one foot into a mud hole. LOL He never failed to crack us all up. During his elementary years he would often return home earlier than his siblings, just in time for us to make a fresh batch of brownies, his favorite.
Jordan is the best big brother I’ve ever seen in action. Being only 10 months older than his baby sister, she never had a need he didn’t try to beat me to. From picking up her pacifier, to walking her into Sunday school hand in hand. All the way through college when she would have car trouble (which was often huh J?).
I can ramble about my rule oriented, huge hearted beautiful boy forever suffice to say – Daddy and I are so proud of you.
Jordan Craig McCormick – Daddy and I can see you and we have always marveled at the masterpiece the Lord has lent us. The light in you was created to push back the darkness. You will fight for justice, protect the innocent and carry the name of the Lord where ever you go in word and in deed.
We simply adore you and we are proud of you all the way down to our toes. So today when you cross that stage having achieved one more milestone in life, know that we will be flipped out excited cheering you on.
Shine today baby boy.
We celebrate you everyday but especially today.