Monday, August 20, 2007

Happy Birthday Melinda..........

Melinda and son, Davis, on the evening of his high school graduation.......

On August 20th, 1962 a very important event took place in our lives, our firstborn daughter, Melinda Paige was born weighing 7 pounds 4 ounces. She arrived early in the morning. When I began having labor pains, my husband really got excited. I was in the bathroom combing my hair and putting on makeup. He was in the car with the motor running, saying, "if you don't come on, I'm going to leave you!" We were so excited awaiting the arrival of our baby. Back then there were no pregnancy tests. You knew when you began to have morning sickness...and certainly didn't know if the baby would be a boy or girl.....my husband said that that was one package I couldn't open ahead of time....referring to Christmas gifts.....The nursery was ready and waiting. I found a room spray that smelled like baby powder...I would spray the room, close the door and then go back in just to imagine a baby in the room......

Melinda (Mindy) was born with a head full of hair that she never lost......she has always been hot natured......when she was about three years old, the first big word she learned to say was 'air-son-be-ditioner'.....she learned to climb up in a chair and switch it on.....then we didn't have central air.... just window units..........

Mindy has always been self-confident, studious, dependable, very, very, very organized, and when her two boys came along a wonderful mother.........

She has been a school teacher for 23 years.....kindergarten, first grade and back to kindergarten....she would teach if she had to pay them to let her teach.......when she retires, she wants to cut hair......go for it, Mindy!

Her home is well organized, tastefully decorated and inviting. She is a marvelous cook.......

Happy 45th birthday to you Mindy. Daddy and I love you very much......we are so thankful God chose us to be your parents.....

Our other daughter, Amy's birthday is Wednesday and I will say many of the same things about her....

11 comments:

RUTH said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter and thanks for sharing these memories with us. Melinda sounds like a lovely lady :o)

Cathy said...

Melinda is very pretty, and you are blessed to have such a wonderful daughter. Your grandson is a fine looking young man too.

I have something for you at my blog with the words "washes white as snow." :-)

dot said...

She sounds like a wonderful daughter. Happy Birthday to her!
You will be in deep trouble if you don't say as well for Amy. lol

Penless Thoughts said...

Nice tribute and picture.
Susan

HORIZON said...

Happy Birthday Melinda! That was a lovely post Betty ;)
l smiled when l read that you were putting on your makeup during the labour pains- wow ;)!!
Thank you for the hug and kind words. Here's a site l came across 5 mins ago-lol. I thought about you and your sheep.
Bests
http://www.sheepdance.com/sheepfitd.html

picketfencemom said...

I agree with everything you said! Mindy is a wonderful person, and I have been blessed to have her as my sister! I admire her in so many ways!
Happy Birthday, Mindy! I love you!
Love,
Amy

Lyndy said...

Happy Birthday to Mindy. What a wonderful tribute. August is the month for b-days in our family too. My mom's is Friday and mine is next week.

Tell Mindy she doesn't look old enough to have a son that old.

Hugs, Lyndy

PEA said...

Happy Birthday to Melinda!! It's no wonder you're so very proud of her, she sounds like a wonderful daughter:-) xox

cityfarmer said...

What a lovely gaggle of girls...you are blessed...Happy birthday to y'all....

peek in at the family wedding on a slide show

Julieann said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to Melinda!!!

Julieann

Crystal said...

Hi, Betty-
I followed you over here from Morning Glory's blog where we both posted comments at the same time!

We have a daughter named Melinda too so I already feel a connection to you. It's amazing what happens between bloggers. I loved reading your description of your daughters. I can tell that you love them deeply and are so proud of them. Daughters (and sons too)certainly do bring joy to one's life!