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'll be with me like a handprint on my heart.


ajreed said...

Awww! Thank you Momma! I teared up. Seriously.

I know I'm who I am today...Because I knew you...

Dee Martin said...

oh for heavens sake - I'm glad I didn't have my make-up on yet!! I'd be all Tammy Faye Baker with the mascara...

Happy Birthday Amanda!

Denise said...

I'm with Dee...a little warning next time, please?? What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful daughter.