An Open Letter to Tyler Wilkins
Start writing a post

An Open Letter to Tyler Wilkins

I represent #WilkinsStrong as if it's a million dollar brand, because to is.

An Open Letter to Tyler Wilkins

Hey there baby boy,

Five months ago, as God was working on you, I wrote an article on how you were the strongest person that I knew. Still, to this day, I agree with that statement along with your family.

We've been friends for a very long time. So long that we can still talk about t-ball, going to school for thirteen years together, and chasing each other on the playground. We have seen each other at our weakest and strongest times and for God to give me a friendship like that, I am thankful.

You have never left my mind. No matter how much college work I had to get done, things that happened at work, or anything else on my plate, you were on my mind 100% of the time.

Five months ago, I prayed for a miracle. I prayed every hour on the hour for something to work, to make sure you were okay, to know that God has you in his arms, and more. I wrote in the last article, "When days get tough and we all think of something to say, I always think of the quote "We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don't believe in miracles?" We cannot wait until God provides us with your miracle, but as for now we will all be praying until that happens!" ...but now look!! You are our miracle.

I watched you move your fingers and lift your leg and I cried because I was so thankful that God helped you do that..then I watched you walk towards me, with no help, to come hug me and I knew at that very moment that God spent a lot of time on you as I fought back tears.

I have our picture as my lock screen. No matter how bad I think my day could be, I always click on my lock screen because of you Tyler, you give me hope. You give me so much hope that in tough situations, I hold onto my #WilkinsStrong bracelet and then I suddenly feel calm and peaceful again. You'd laugh at me and the boys if anything bad were to happen because that's how we always made our way through life, was laughing.

Seeing the boys laugh, smile, and come over to me to talk about old memories with you makes me extremely happy. Even if it's talking about bobbing apples at Kris's birthday party when we were only 10 years old, laughing about memories in the classrooms of middle and high school, playing Cornhole in every gym class as we thought we were the bomb, and being there for each other through the craziest times.

You have grown into such a wonderful person and you have shaped your friends into people that have cherished life to the fullest. We are all so proud of you. Being proud of you is honestly an understatement when it comes to the strongest person I know.

Thank you for always being the epitome of strength. When I hear the word strong, I instantly think of you.

This summer, I cannot wait until I see you on the top of the hill with your dad in the middle of my fishing days just to say hey and catch up. I'll be waiting down at the Taylors for you buddy!

I'll always be here for you, so never forget that you are our miracle. I love you bunches, Ty!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

150 Words For Anyone Who Loves Football Games

Why I love high school football games, even though I don't like football.

Dallas News

When most think of high school they think of friend drama, parties, getting your drivers license, and best of all foot ball games.

Keep Reading... Show less

10 Greatest Speeches In Modern American History

The United States is a relatively infantile nation, but its legacy of spoken rhetoric is one of the richest in the world.


Rhetoric, in all its forms, arrives under the scrutiny of historians both for its historical impact and literary value. Dozens of speeches have either rallied the nation together or driven it drastically apart –– the impact of speeches in politics, social movements, and wars is undeniable.

Keep Reading... Show less

What If The U.N. Actually United The Nations?

This is me taking a break from being cynical and imagining how the world could be one day.


By now, people are probably sick of hearing me talk about myself, so I’m changing it up this week. In keeping with the subject of my J-Term class, I’m asking myself a political what-if question. What if we could create a sovereign global government firmly grounded in justice that could actually adjudicate Earth’s many disparate nation-states into one unified world government?

Keep Reading... Show less

100 Things I'd Rather Do Than Study

Procrastination Nation, unite.

Panda Whale
Here are 100 things I'd rather to than study. I know the semester just started, but

    1. Watch a movie
    2. Take a nap
    3. Have a dance party
    4. Eat ice cream
    5. Bake a cake
    6. Cry just a little bit
    7. Knit a blanket
    8. Learn to ride a bike
    9. Build a crib
    10. Watch a hockey game
    11. Watch any game
    12. Play with my hair
    13. Dye my hair
    14. Go grocery shopping
    15. Learn to crochet
    16. Do 50 jumping jacks
    17. Drive cross country
    18. Take a bubble bath
    19. Squeeze lemons for lemonade
    20. Sell the lemonade
    21. Make heart-shaped ice cubes
    22. Moisturize my knees
    23. Paint my nails
    24. Find the cure for cancer
    25. Run a marathon
    26. Just kidding, run down the hall
    27. Squat my bodyweight
    28. Eat my bodyweight in French fries
    29. Hibernate until Christmas
    30. Cuddle my body pillow (unless you have a boo)
    31. Think about all the work I’m not doing
    32. Wash my bed sheets
    33. Vacuum my apartment
    34. Play mini golf
    35. Go swimming
    36. Tan in this Texas heat
    37. Sing like I’m about to win American Idol
    38. Blow up balloons
    39. Pop the balloons
    40. Make lists
    41. Write an Odyssey article
    42. Pet a puppy
    43. Adopt a puppy
    44. Pay my rent
    45. Order a pizza
    46. Start a garden
    47. Cook a turkey
    48. Find new music
    49. Clean my waffle iron
    50. Learn to make jam
    51. Jam to music
    52. Play scrabble
    53. Volunteer anywhere
    54. Celebrate a birthday
    55. Watch a makeup tutorial I’ll never use
    56. Go through old pictures on my phone
    57. Make a playlist
    58. Take a shower
    59. Clean my room
    60. Curl my hair
    61. Climb a rock wall
    62. Get a massage
    63. Play with Snapchat filters
    64. Roast a chicken
    65. Go fishing
    66. Chug some Snapple
    67. Ride in a cart around Walmart
    68. Count the days until the semester is over
    69. Overthink about my future
    70. Think of my future baby’s names
    71. Pin everything on Pinterest
    72. Text anybody
    73. Pray about life
    74. Watch a sunset
    75. Watch a sunrise
    76. Have a picnic
    77. Read a book (that’s not for school)
    78. Go to a bakery
    79. Snuggle a bunny
    80. Clean my apartment
    81. Wash my dishes
    82. Rearrange my furniture
    83. Physically run away from my problems
    84. Make some meatballs
    85. Learn to make bread
    86. Google myself
    87. Ride a Ferris wheel
    88. Get stuck on a Ferris wheel (that way, it’s not my fault I’m not studying)
    89. Wash my car
    90. Get on a plane to Neverland
    91. Find Narnia in my closet
    92. Jump on a trampoline
    93. Learn to ice skate
    94. Go rollerblading
    95. Ride a rollercoaster
    96. Carve a pumpkin
    97. Restore water in a third world country
    98. FaceTime my family
    99. Hug my mom
    100. Tell my friends I love them

    The Basics Of The United Nations

    As the General Assembly convenes, here is the United Nations 101


    For an organization that literally unites the nations, it amazes me how little is taught about the United Nations in schools, or at least where I went to school. It wasn't until I went to college and got a higher education that I learned the basics of the United Nations. I believe that every American should know at least the basics of what the United Nations does, especially since our country is one of the 5 permanent members. So here are the main "organs" of the United Nations.

    Keep Reading... Show less

    Subscribe to Our Newsletter

    Facebook Comments