On June 22, in Rome, the world was blessed with the arrival of Rylan Walker Childres. He was delivered by his mother, Brittany Walker Childres, and welcomed the next day by his great-great-grandmother, Jeanette Kirkland Thrower; his great-grandmother, Linda Thrower Walker; and his grandfather, Brad Walker. The family had a great day of counting past and present blessings and expressing hope for new life experiences to come.