As McKay was being born I heard Dr. Harris say, "My Three Sons." What a moment in time that was for me.
When my Dad came to see us at the hospital later the next day, he said, "He does not look like you." He had a very full head of hair, dark coloring, and even bushy side burns. His brothers were both born bald. He looked Hispanic at first. Nothing wrong with being Hispanic, but we aren't Hispanic.
Apparently I wasn't taking my dad seriously enough, because then he said, "You know they do mix things up sometimes. They do make mistakes in hospitals."
I was actually thinking the same thing but I was afraid to say anything. I called for the nurse.
"I don't think this is my baby. This does not look like the same baby I gave birth to yesterday...and uh, he does not look like us."
I guess this nurse had heard this before from other mothers because she just looked at his wrist band, looked at my wrist band and then said, "Yep he's yours!"
Good, because he was very cute and I wanted to keep him!
(BTW, I soon saw features in him that I recognized as one of mine. Plus some of his teenage pictures look so so much like my Dad's teenage pictures! Case closed)
Brothers playing detective
Brock, Tyler, McKay, Logan
He was so humble that we were surprised when we found out he was one of the top math students at his high school. He will be graduating next month with a math major at BYU. He has plans to go on to graduate school, and then to get a PhD.
One of his roommates was once asked to write about an interesting person for one of his classes at BYU. He chose McKay. Here is an excerpt from that:
"To me McKay Heasley is like Nathaniel of old: 'an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile,'" said Jacob Riddle, a junior majoring in biology.
Another of Heasley's roommates and a former mission companion, Steve Orton, agreed.
"He's one of the few people I know who are without guile," said Orton, a sophomore studying business. "He's very much an open book."
Heasley has equally impressed his stepfather, Dennis Shelley.
"I've never known anyone who's like him," Shelley said. "Truthfully I've never heard him say an unkind word about anybody."
I remember the day we had to wait in a line AGAIN just so McKay could stay "thank you" to Santa. He insisted. He forgot when he was on his lap.
He was on stage often in high school. His senior year he got the lead for Harvey.
Have a wonderful birthday tomorrow!!!!