(Today is my daughter Jane’s birthday. I woke up early and scenes from her life began floating through my head like viewmaster images.)
How proud we were to be expecting! My mother said “my baby’s having a baby!”
July 25th- Christmas in July you slowly and leisurely made your way into the world.
An easy baby content with her thumb-thumb. An active toddler. An early talker. You liked to run away and talk,talk,talk.Arguing was even more fun.
Brothers arrived and you were the princess. Daddy’s girl. The pride of the grand parents.
No car did not keep us from doing everything! Story hour, Summer reading club,swimming at the Nat, baseball at Bolich. preschool at the Y, wading pool at Oak Park,crafts at Dewitt, movie nights with sno-cones.
So many school memories.Off to school in a Strawberry Shortcake dress, Goldilocks, Sugar Plum Fairy,floor hockey, National Honor Society, Key Club, graduations. Best friend Sarah.
Surprise! A sister! Someone to dress. Another surprise! A niece! More love!
Jamie loved by all. Now and then.
Dave is the one. White dress,calla lilies and promises. A wet and wonderful wedding.
A phone call that cause us to shriek. A baby. My baby is having a baby!
Thanks for the laughter. Thanks for the tears. Thanks for all the memories throughout the years! Happy Birthday!