Saturday, February 03, 2007

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Thirty-nine years ago, at just about this time, in Elmhurst City hospital, New York City, a new girl entered this world......... Our daughter: MDL.

We were both students in our second year of nursing school. In fact, later that morning we were scheduled to take our final exam in obstetrics. I figured we should both get an A, since we had completed the practical, and had a beautiful baby daughter to show for it. Next she helped us through our pediatric practicum. I guess in some ways you could say MDL was a live at home tutor for her parents. Who knows if we would have made it through nursing school without her guidance.

I remember putting MDL in the car seat in the back seat of our Ford Galaxy 500 convertible when it was nap time. A cruise around town with the top down was just thing to get her to drift off into dream land.

You've come a long way since then M, and you've made us proud at every turn. Of course there were a few rough spots along the way, but that was to be expected and makes for raucous story telling at family get-togethers. Remember when you were learning to drive and you drove into the ditch on the dump road?

I'll save the bulk of the stories for next year. ;-)

You share a birth date with Norman Rockwell!

You served your country well!

You're still a voracious reader.


We love you,
Mom and Dad

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Blogger jellyhead said...

hip hip hooray!

Happy birthday to your lovely daughter Michelle.

7:29 AM  
Blogger Susannah said...

aw, this is lovely - Happy Birthday Michelle! now it all makes sense, U. Rel - your daughter was born 2 days before your niece (well, 5 years and 2 days :-) x

11:04 AM  
Blogger Churlita said...

What a sweet post. That car is so cool.

She's lucky to have such wonderful and supportive parents.

1:51 PM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Aw, Rel - your daughter is lovely. And what a sweet tribute honouring her birthday! Hope she has a great day and a wonderful year ahead.

Great car - bet you have lots of stories associated with it!

5:12 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Happy Birthday to Michelle!! What a beautiful daughter you have and having parents like you and D, how could she go wrong! hehe She certanily is a daughter to be very proud of!!! Hugs xox

7:59 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Happy birthday Michelle.

By the way, my sister also drove into a ditch when she was learning how to drive. What's up with that?

8:46 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

And a Happy Birthday to Michelle from Down Under! That is a lovely tribute, Rel. :)

11:36 PM  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

What a lovely birthday tribute, Rel. Happy Birthday Michelle...from another "Down Underer"

12:14 AM  
Blogger Rowan said...

What an attractive lady your daughter is - it's the 4th now so I hope she had a wonderful day yesterday. Happy Birthday Michelle.

3:10 AM  
Anonymous Kat said...

Happy Birthday to Michelle! What a great Michelle will be celebrating her birthday on February 10th.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Elisabeth said...

You daughter is so damn cute!!!!!
And now, she shares a birthday with my brand new great-nephew, who was born yesterday (I mention this on my blog today.)
I seem to remember that you have a granddaughter who shares a birthday (Sept. 4) with me, right?

3:04 PM  
Anonymous tongue in cheek said...

What a lucky daughter to have you as her Father!!

So sweet of a tribute to her! Happy Birthday !!

4:50 PM  

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