October 25, 1976 – Back in “the day” you didn’t know what sex your baby was until “it” was born. We already had a precious 2 1/2 year old boy at home so I was really hoping for a little girl with this one. I call her my “miracle baby” because at 5 months along (and on Mother’s Day weekend) I went into premature labor with her. I was admitted to the hospital but the doctor didn’t sound too encouraging when he told me that if my labor stopped, I might be able to carry this child to full term. I prayed all night in that hospital bed and when I woke up the next morning my daddy was sitting by my side waiting with me for an ultrasound to be performed. I cried and cried when they picked up that heartbeat loud and strong! At 1:59 p.m. on October 25 , 1976 my sweet girl pushed her way into this world 3 weeks late (and she’s been late ever since!)
Today I can honestly say she’s my best friend and favorite (and only) daughter. Tonight we’ll be joining her family for dinner. She is an amazing mom, wife and daughter and I love her with all my heart.
(The Summit – July 2011 – son’s birthday weekend)
My “babies”…..Happy Birthday Shannon, I love you – Mom