Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Baby Girl is 17!!


Wow how could she be 17 already?? I can't believe how fast the time has gone....it doesn't seem that long ago when I was in the hospital having Lindsay. She was a good, easy delivery. The labour was short..in relative terms-4 hours! Amazing for a first baby. When the nurses were cleaning her up in the delivery room, I remember sitting on my bed, saying.."wow, that really wasn't all that bad!!"They laughed at me. :) I was SO excited that she was a girl....for many reasons...I remember looking at her thinking..wow...what am I going to name this poor child....I had no idea and felt the responsibility very heavily...yeah...I know..most people stress at this point about the idea of raising this little child through to adulthood. Not me...I worried about what I was going to name her. It seemed like such a really huge, monstrous deal! It took 2 weeks, if you can imagine that! The name we finally chose, I picked as a tribute to my Dad's mom. It was her maiden name.

Jump ahead to the present: Lindsay is a joy and a delight in our home! She fills it with humour and lots of creative artwork. I tell her that she should be an illustrator of children's books. She works hard in school and gets awesome grades...but ya know what...we'd love her whether she did or not! Anyway...
Have an awesome birthday Linds!! I love you sweetheart!!
love Mom

3 comments:

Kristie said...

Happy birthday Lindsay!!

Heather, I loved this post. She sounds like such a great daughter with lots for you to be proud of, but what I loved best is that you would love her either way. =)

Holly said...

Awesome post! I love the flowers she got for her birthday! I hope she had a great day. :)

Jodi said...

Have a Happy Birthday - and oh, to be 17 again.... it is a wonderful age!