Category: Clayton

My Son

24 is Pure Gold!

Today, Clay, you are 24 years old. Kobe’s number! How is this possible?!  You are the same age your dad was when I married him. He seemed older than you feel to me. Perspective is interesting isn’t it?! I wonder at what I can say to you today that would be even be close to…

By Mirm March 4, 2020 0

Running to Win

Today, I watched my son run a race; actually he and 8 friends ran a marathon (26.2 miles). I am proud of them all for finishing! I personally hate to run. I cannot imagine doing that for 4-6 minutes, let alone 4-6 hours! I often wish I had that kind of drive and commitment, but…

By Mirm February 2, 2020 0

Clayton at 23

Happy Birthday Son! It has been a whirlwind. I blinked and my baby boy was all grown up. You are still one of the best chapters in the book of my life and I like to reread it over and over as it makes me so happy. I have always hoped to raise kids who…

By Mirm March 4, 2019 0

The End of an Era

16 years and countless hours on a soccer field, dozens of pairs of cleats, shinguards and uniforms; lots of laundry, sunscreen and gas, and now it is all in the rearview mirror.  Clayton has played his last soccer game.  Oh, I am quite sure that there will be more games and soccer play in his…

By Mirm November 13, 2017 0

Clayton at 21~

Dear Clayton, You are officially an adult in the eyes of the law. I think about what I hope for you as you finish college and become a independent and godly man. You are more amazing than you know. That is partly due to your own choices, partly due to your heritage and all a…

By Mirm March 4, 2017 0


I have taught people the importance and steps to motivating someone to learn.  I have struggled with staying motivated with certain projects  but nothing stopped me in my tracks more than my son telling me he lacks any motivation. So what do I say to him to help him get motivated?! Here are some of…

By Mirm June 17, 2016 0