February 4th, 1988 at 7:11pm Tanner Stephen Adams came into the world, captured our hearts and made us parents.
Our first child….. no clue if we were having a boy or a girl. We prepared and planned for this birth like we were Olympians! We took Early Bird Class, Nutrition Class, Breastfeeding Class, 6 weeks of Lamaze classes, practiced breathing and packed our bag. I gave up caffeine and junk food. We painted the baby room, put together furniture, listened to advice from family and friends and read every book. and then…..we waited…..and waited….and waited.
The due date of January 23rd came and went. We walked the mall, the neighborhood, ate at Scallinis and slept under a full moon. TWELVE days later, February 4th, Tanner Adams entered the world in reverse!! A quick labor ended by the discovery that he was breech and delivered by our beloved Dr Espy. A BOY! Tanner Stephen Adams.
Our world was perfect. And just like that, we became a family.
Tanner, active, inquisitive and curious. Loving snakes and frogs,a pet turtle named Taco Henry and a stuffed Elephant named Elly that my mom gave him, (who still sleeps in his room.) He collected Audubon Society books and we were certain he would one day be employed by National Geographic.
Tanner, always funny, smart, charismatic and handsome. Compassionate, loving and loyal. He followed the tradition of the Adams clan as a viral Georgia Tech fan and and excelled in sports like his Dad. He is now a man, finding his way, twenty two…
I still look into those beautiful brown eyes and catch a glimpse of that amazing little boy turned man and cherish each hug and “I love you mom.”
What a blessing to have a son.Happy Birthday Tanner. I LOVE you!