Wednesday, August 20, 2008
It hardly seems possible, but Amanda Jayne was born twenty-one years ago today! My, how time flies.
Randy and I both had dark hair. Wow.
I told her this morning when I called that the day she was born was one of the three best days of my life. But it was really oh-so-much more than just a good day.
Because, when she was born, everything changed. Instead of just being two married people with a couple of dogs, she turned us into parents...and we became a family. A noisy, messy, funny, loving, irritating family, made complete 20 months later when James was born.
And so, on this momentous day, I'd just like to say that everything I ever hoped for in a daughter, I found in Amanda. I could not have asked for a sweeter, funnier, smarter, happier baby girl. And to have the privilege of watching her grow up into a sweet, funny, smart, happy woman has been one of the great gifts of my life.
So much of me is made of what I learned from you...you'll be with me like a handprint on my heart.