Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Long Time Ago....

In a galaxy far, far away [queue music]...

There was a man and a woman. They had one beautiful little girl they loved very, very much, and they wanted another child so the family would have even more love and happiness.

They tried. And tried....and tried.

Finally, while living in a place worlds away from home....they found out that there was a little bundle of joy on the way.

A little skirmish/minor war broke out. For safety reasons, the woman and their little girl and bundle of joy were put on a plane and sent back to the US for safety reasons. No worries...Daddy will be home in plenty of time for the new delivery. Home by early March. Baby due in April.

All will be good....

February 27 rolls around. The woman feels sorta funny. Husband is still thousands of miles away. She is worried. Could this be it? It is really early...crap.

Sure enough. The bundle of joy has had enough and is ready to join the game! So at 1130 EST on February 27, nineteen sixty - Their new little daughter arrives.

Very tiny. About 4 1/2 pounds. Lungs not developed. Prognosis very bad.

Telegram sent to the dh. Baby early. Send name so we can baptize just in case.

Dh sends telegram back - sending love and my name. (I got the telegrams when I turned 21- talk about cool)

Needless to say - it all worked out - baby girl grew up happy and healthy and surrounded by great family and super friends!

Thanks for being so strong mom. You did a great job holding down the fort way back then...till dad got back; a gal could not have asked for better parents - I don't know what I did in a previous life to have two such amazing parents this time around - but damm1t - thanks a million. (and thanks for putting up with me for all these years. Sorry about all the gray hairs I gave ya....)

Happy Birth-Anniversary to me! (my first portrait - dig the couch)

And this year's celebration got off to a special start on Tuesday night - met some friends for SnB night and was pleasantly surprised with some nifty prezzies and these gorgeous flowers from a dear friend!! Thanks buddy!

I will blog later this week about my recent trip.....with some very special travel companions.


Bezzie said...

I can't see the last two pictures--but happy birthyversary!

Enid said...

YEAY!! That was a cool post. Happy BIRTHDAY!!!!!

janna said...

I can't see the pictures anyway -- but happy birth-anniversary anyway!!

Amysatx said...

Happy Day of your Birth!

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday!