Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Happy Birthday Brett Jones by Ginger Jones Simpson
Brett is one of the most talented men I know. I have no idea where he got his mechanical skills, but he can fix pretty much anything and park a trailer between two straws on the first try. He's funny, handsome, even though he shaves his beautiful hair off to please his wife, and lights up a room when he walks in. I hope he knows I'm proud of his accomplishments.
Oh, don't get me wrong. There have been times when I wanted to throw in the "mom's" towel and surrender, and at one point in time, I did turn him Brett's care over to God because all the worry and stress was too much for me. I'm happy to say, the Lord took good care of him, because I often had doubts Brett would live to this age. We had an express lane to the ER when he was growing up, and when they stopped baseball games because someone's kid was on a roof or the backstop, I knew immediately who it was.
Anyone who can inhale a bead, fall on a lincoln log, get stitches because a lucky horseshoe hit him in the mouth, ride ten feet on a motorbike and break a leg, staple his boot to his shin on a new job, and balance a dead horse on the tailgate of a truck filled with bodies from the medical college is not a normal kid. I could write a book on his life...and I just might if he doesn't straighten up. *lol* Fatherhood has been a challenge for him, dealing with an autistic child, but Spencer loves his dad more than anything. Brett also has two stepsons who think he's pretty great.
He's still a daredevil...anything that deals with rock climbing and mud attracts him like a magnet...always has. He loves building big bonfires, and he drives without a seatbelt just on principle. He's been stopped, but wasn't ticketed because he told the officer, "wearing a seatbelt
is against my religion." I guess he got points for originality.
So, Happy Birthday to my baby boy...a six foot five, big ol' teddy bear, and my heart hurts everytime I look at you because I love you so much. I hope this year brings you the healing you need, the trust you seek, and as much love as your heart can hold. You and your brother have been two of life's greatest gifts...and challenges.