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Monday, November 17, 2008

My Daughter is 50

I just hung up the phone from talking to my daughter. Her 50th birthday is tomorrow. 50 years ago I was overdue and worried about Christmas shopping...when would I get it done?My first baby was just a year old and I was a busy lady. I am very organized and this was causing me a lot of stress. I decided to go Christmas shopping. I didn't drive in those days, so I took a taxi. It had started to snow and it was a cold day. I shopped until I was finished. I loaded everything into the taxi. The driver looked at me like I was a crazy woman. He helped me into the front seat...no room in the back. When I got home, my husband was home from work and wasn't too happy with what I had done. We were just kids ourselves and really didn't fear anything. We had little money, but it stretched to fill all our needs. I wrapped all the gifts that night...staying up very late. In the morning, I started having labor pains. They lasted the whole day. She was a stubborn little thing and don't tell her this....she still is a little bit. My Doctor was an old family friend and he told us to come in...he would meet us there. She was born late that night. An easy birth...I had just had her brother a year earlier. When she was born the Doctor held her up for all to see. He said, "This one is perfect...just look at that rosebud mouth." She was the first grand daughter in our family. I have always been proud of my daughter...she is an independent woman with a home in DC. She has a good job and is diligent about her work. We see her more often now that she has a second home in Wisconsin. I wished her Happy Birthday...for the 50th time tonight. Where has the time gone? It seems only yesterday that she was in my arms..looking up at me with those big brown eyes and I was wondering...."What will she be?" She is a wonderful daughter and I love her.



Margie's Musings said...

Interesting story Balisha. I have a 52 year old daughter myself. The joy of my life. I also have two sons who are the joys of my life too.

Balisha said...

Hi Margie...I had a boy first then a year later a girl.When we thought we were finished with our family...along came the 3rd...a boy...10 yrs later.

OhioMom said...

I am sorry I missed this post, a belated Happy Birthday to your daughter.

I know what you mean about time flying .. children grow up so quickly.

I almost gave birth to my first child (Racquel the Perennial Gardener) in a volkswagen, I insisted my husband drive to pick up my mom and MIL before going to the hospital, we made it just in the nick of time .. LOL

Balisha said...

Hi Ohiomom,
Those happenings in our lives...make for good memories and sometimes funny stories later in years.

Judy said...

Loved the story. Daughters are such a joy. Mine are 31 tomorrow. I know how proud of her you are because I feel the same way about mine. I could just picture that cab driver!