I can’t believe that my baby girl has turned 30! It seems impossible; however, Mandy’s knack has always been making the impossible…well, possible. She even managed to be born on Thanksgiving Day – a special blessing, indeed!
Here I am, ready to leave for the hospital:
She was a big bundle of joy – 9 pounds, 11 ounces and only 19-1/2 inches long! (I still don't know why they had her dressed in blue.)
She didn’t sleep a whole lot when she was little (so much to do and see, you know), but she was just the most beautiful thing I had ever seen:
It was just the two of us for a while (with Dee Dee right beside us, of course)…
…She was just a few weeks away from turning three when Robert became “Daddy”.
She became a big sister to Alan…
…And continued growing, and doing well in school and just everything that she tried.
There were holidays and parties of all kinds through the years -- she loved dressing up at Halloween!
She did some dancing and singing in the Texas Children’s Choir and Broadway Troop…they even performed at Sea World and at a big military Christmas shindig at Fort Hood:
She grew into a lovely young woman…
…Who graduated high school with honors…
…And graduated from college with honors, too!
And now my baby has a family of her own!
I am so very proud of my daughter and of the woman she has become. I feel honored to have had the privilege of being with her through the years. Happy birthday, Mandy! We all love you!