September 10, 2002

Happy B-day, Dau

Image copyright Fred First

Twenty-something years ago, you were born, in this week of September.

Now, twenty-something years later, the pigtails are gone, and you might not rest so peacefully these nights as you did here, in this picture, there in your room, under grandma's quilt, in that cold, old haunted house that is one of your first memories.

Now, you have your own daughter, not quite ready for pigtails, but surrounded by lots of friendly bears, and sleeping as only those can who know they are loved.

We are so proud of you. You have shown the good sense to rise above your raisin', being a better parent to yours that we were to you.

It is my hope that we will grow closer and closer through the years of your adulthood. Welcome to the club, and now you know. We wish you the happiest of birthdays, and I wish you enough.

Love, Mom and Dad

Posted by fred1st at September 10, 2002 05:34 PM | TrackBack

Thank you.

Posted by: Wa at September 10, 2002 10:11 PM

That is absolutely the sweetest thing.

Posted by: Electrin at September 11, 2002 08:36 AM

Happy birthday, Holli. You've sure grown up from the skinny little pig-tailed girl I remember in Virginia, and I'm glad to see it.


Posted by: Curt at September 11, 2002 09:08 AM

Yes, it is sweet. It is so special
to have my thirty-year old daughter
come with her husband and little boy,
and say to me, "I need a Daddy hug."
God bless you and the family.

Posted by: Henry at September 17, 2002 08:23 AM

Fred, Your Making tears come to my eyes.....

Posted by: Marie at January 30, 2004 10:16 AM

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