Sunday, November 18, 2007


"King Clay"....oh, how he hated it when I first called him that last weekend....
but it was so appropriate!
He was titled!
He was sashed!
He was crowned!...
2007 Center Point High School Homecoming King!

I was so only a mother could baby was a king!
And the girl on his arm...precious Sarah....what a perfect evening!
The evening opitomized my feelings about this king, my third child.

Clay is the last of my children and I am blessed by my third child.
The baby.
My precious 17 year old child who earned the nickname of "Smiley" early on when a friend commented that even when Clay was getting in trouble, he kept smiling.

I never did think too long about that comment.
That smile could have been a reflection on the severity of my punishments....

.....Clay was crowned homecoming king a week ago but he has always been a king to me.
He was the child we didn't think we were going to be able to took three years to get pregnant with him and even at his birth he reigned supreme; not wanting to be ripped from the Queen Mother and having to be taken by force!

He has delighted his daddy and me for 17 years with his easy disposition and his riotous sense of humor!
He's laid back - not always a good thing - his bedroom's very scary.
Laid back * lazy * laid back * lazy.....depending on the day, I can go either way!

He adores sports, excels at basketball, loves to play tennis, can text with the best of them, and hates left-overs.
He respects his parents (now that he's past 13, 14 and 16 years old) and loves the Lord.
He's responsible, works with the small children at church on Sunday mornings, is co-captain of F.C.A. (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), is engaged to every 4 year old female in the pre-school class at our church and is friends with everyone.

He's a delight.
He's King Clay.
And he is my third heartbeat.


sandra f. said...

Now that post could bring tears!!! What a wonderful thing to be homecoming king and to have you for a mom...your love for him is so evident in this post!!! -Sandra

Blaiz said...

I love this post! Thank you, Jan, for sharing your feelings and for telling us about your precious son.

kecia said...

Congratulations, King Clay!! so does that make you the "queen mother"?

jthom03 / Jan Thomason / said...

Thank y'all for your comments.
Sandra - i do adore him!
Blaiz - if there's one thing i love to do, it's talk about my boys!
Keesh - yes, it does! and it's a title i wear proudly! LOL Jan

Heidi ( said...

King! Wow, that's quite an achivement! That's such a fun time, those high school homecoming days!


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