12 hours ago
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Firstborns do not come with instruction manuals.
Too young couples are left to their own devices to figure out how to make the best of their new situations. We hadn't a clue.
Mercifully, infants are hearty and resilient souls and our daughter Katy not only rolled but prospered. From the moment of her birth she was queen bee. First child, first grandchild, first daughter in my family for many years. Later, as the only girl in a house of boys, she continuously made it clear she was no body's mouseburger.
While it often doesn't seem so at the time, children grow up too quickly.
In honor of her birthday today I present this photo extravaganza. Many of these photos I remember like yesterday.
Mercifully, she is on a beach somewhere on holiday and won't see this post for several days. Time enough for me to make my escape.
Happy Birthday Dahlink.