Here are a few comments that have been posted by Clay's fans:
"When the Olympic ceremonies began last night at 8:08 edt, (exactly 12 hours after the real ceremony) I suddenly realized that Parker entered our world at the exact moment in time that those fabulous fireworks were exploding in Beijing! It would appear that, just like his daddy, the kid really knows how to make a dramatic entrance!!!"
"I was thrilled beyond belief that, just shortly after Parker's birth, Clay chose to make sure that his fans were the first to know of Parker's arrival."
"I am so thrilled for Clay and Jaymes I could just explode!!! Reading his blog it brought back all the memories of first time parenthood. The joy, the worry, the extreme and unconditional love the first time you see that wonderful face. The first time they grab your finger. Their sweet toes. That little spot right at the back of their neck that's so soft and smells so wonderful.
I wish both Clay and Jaymes all of those moments and all of those memories. I wish them happiness. I wish them the privacy to enjoy Parker without the extra worry of the press. I wish for just one little picture, just one"
"In 2006 Clay Aiken went to hell and back with the smear campaign that was rentless in an attempt to destroy him. Jaymes was obviously a source of comfort and strength to him during that time. The liner notes on ATDW spell out pretty clearly what she means to him. Clay has been hounded by the press and OTT fans for the better part of 5 years. I recall during the middle of 2006 many of us just wanted him to find happiness...to be in a peaceful place with people who LOVE him. He obviously has found such a person in Jaymes. I would consider them true soul mates based on my observations. Clay has had problems with trust issues...no wonder! To have found someone who shares his life view and gives him unconditional love and support makes for a great union. This child is blessed to come into the arms of two committed, loving people who have a united desire to have a child and create a nurturing home for him. I call it love of the highest order and am happy that Clay has finally experienced the full force of it. We have NO idea all the troubles he has faced in recent years. What we do know is he is honest, decent and trying hard to live a life of service to others. He deserves my respect...and has it. Through example he continually shows how one person can make a positive difference in the world. Parker is lucky to have him as a father and Jaymes is blessed to have him as a parenting partner. Such joy they must feel! I hope they always remain as happy as they must be today."
"WOOHOO!!! for Clay, Parker, and Jaymes. Clapping Clapping Clapping I am so very excited for them. And...that is an amazing birthdate, isn't it...I, too, wonder what it will mean astrologically... hee. ...So glad that he's arrived healthy and apparently with Clay's and Jaymes' privacy intact so far. I pray that this joyful time will be respected. And...most of all, I hope Clay realizes how much our love for him remains unabated."
"Let's go with what we see on the latest facial expression of Clay...utter joy... let us celebrate the beautiful intersection of love that we feel with him, each other and the Clay Nation as a whole... for the bond which exists in this fan base is unprecedented... and will be the subject of study by social scientists someday, of that I am certain. Clay fans and Clay himself share a distinctive trait...we come from love, we do!...and I am so glad to be a participant in this wondrous assembly."
and my own thoughts (I do much better with pictures than with words):
"I am thrilled with the growth I've seen/heard in Clay. I am delighted that Clay continues to forge his own path- to maintain his individuality and integrity, and keep a zone of privacy for his personal life...to preserve that vital balance which, to me, frees him to share his extraordinary gifts with us as he make's his journey. It is my honor to be in some small part a companion, as his fan, along the way."
One more thought (something for us all)
"It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself". ~Joyce MaynardHow about leaving your own good wishes for this new family? Your comments and well wishes are welcome!