I graduated from Midfield High School in 1989. I married my high school sweetheart Buddy Wilks (class of 1987) in 1992 and we have three children. Our oldest daughter is 22, son is 16, and youngest daughter is 15.
I went to Montevallo and graduated in 1993 with a BS in Elementary Education. I graduated from Alabama in 1998 with a MA in Health Sciences. I am on the Regional Support Staff for the Alabama Reading Initiative at the Alabama State Department of Education.
Buddy graduated from Memphis State University with a BS in Fire Service Administration and is currently working on his MA in Public Administration. He is an Assistant Chief with the Birmingham Fire Department.
My brother, David Black, graduated in 1979.
Midfield was a wonderful place to grow up and I look forward to hearing from some old friends as well as meeting some new ones. :)
Ben Taylor, Eva Cassidy, Mercy Me, Jack Johnson, Casting Crowns, Tim McGraw, and 80's music...of course.
Favorite TV Shows:
Big Brother, One Tree Hill, The Amazing Race, Rescue Me, The Good Doctor and This is Us.
What a truly, truly incredible daughter you have raised! Being around Chloe for about 5 minutes reveals what a pure and precious person she is. What a blessing! You and Buddy are to be commended for being the kind of parents you obviously are (wonder where you got it!). :)
I am thrilled - and very thankful - for you to give up your day on Saturday to be with us. I know there will be such a "circus" that day, but I hope to spend some time with you all sometime soon (dinner, perhaps!). Thanks for the inspiration you all are to so many (it shows!). TAL.
Final Jeopardy! last week during the teen tournament: "It's the only state capitol with three words in its name." :)