Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tyler Man!! This is my Tyler. He loved to help daddy. It didn't matter what, where,when...etc. He wanted to be with his, Daddy. He was about two-ish in this picture.....working in the garden with me.
I was trying to be Mr. Fix It....and while I was all caught up how did this thing go....I was attacked by my helper. He was such a cute little boy!!
Here he is with his hoe to help me.

Then one morning I woke up.............and my Tyler Man is acting and looking more like a grown man. He turned 16 this past January and will get his driving license this month...scarey. I remember letting him sit in my lap and steer and later when he was about 8 letting him drive my truck when we were at the camp. He would let the seat up as close as it would getl....sit on the edge and stretch his neck to see over the steering wheel. He did good. That was even pulling a boat and trailer.

We do what I call "peddling jobs" from time to time. We skirt mobile homes on the weekends or in the afternoon once I get off work. Tyler is a very hard worker and catches on to most things quickly. He is thinking about firing me and starting his own little business skirting mobile homes this summer.

It would be good for him to start this. He would learn about cost of material, labor, tools, fuel expense......and overall....what we call at the bank..."the bottom line". He already has 4 yards he is cutting and trying to decide what he wants to do this summer when school is out. He also helps a lady on her farm when she needs him. He is not scared to work.

Taking a coke break.

He can do anything he puts his mind to. He helps one his friends work in his dad's auto mechanic shop from time to time.

This is the finished job. The skirting makes it look all better.
These days, Tyler and I don't spend as much time together as we would like. He is of course wanting to spend more and more time with his friends and most importantly his girlfriend, Crystal. She is a cutie. I work out of town and it seems like I always have something going on. We do get to hunt some and we will fish more this summer. We are suppose to go target shooting this weekend. We work hard and we play hard. I am very proud of him and love him so much.
Tyler, if you ever look at my blog, know that I love you very much, know that I am very proud of you, know that I will always be here for you, know that I don't know everything(HA), know that I try to lead and show you by example what a good man is suppose to be and do.


Lee Laurie said...

Stevie, This post is so sweet! Tyler was a cutie and he still is! I'm glad that y'all are getting to spend more time together. That is important. It is good that he knows that you will always be there for him.

Deanna said...

Hi Buddy!
So sorry I haven't visited you in a while but we've hardly been home!

Looks like you got yourself a good son there. It's refreshing to see a young man with a good work ethic these days. I'm certain that you are very proud of him.

Your bud,
Deanna :D

can you believe that my word verification is DUMBS and I don't know where my digi is? Crud cakes!

Deanna said...

great, now it's MOLDY

Judith said...

Steve, what a wonderful post and what a handsome young man Tyler is. They grown up too quick though don't they? my son will be 22 next month :) and I don't feel any older myself but I must be!! LOL Judith

A Stitch In Thyme said...

TYLER.... your a darn good young man. You sound very responsible and sure sounds like your dad is proud as dickens of you.

Go ahead.. go give him a hug.