Posts tagged ‘Pictures’
Thanks to the Facebook page, Adoration to God – for this great picture!
How about you – do you you find the above pill hard to swallow?
When was the last time you stopped to just look? And really – noticed?
How does a little splash of color change your perspective?
30 years ago – tomorrow 🙂
This month marks 30 years that Greg and I have been married. So for the next five days (our actual anniversary is on Labor Day) I will be posting a “blast from the past” picture.
The above picture was taken when we became engaged the end of March, 1981. Look how young we were. Can anyone really tell what life is going to be like when you are that young? We certainly did not. We had not known ministry jobs and complications – financial reversal and two children – who would grow up to make us so proud. We only knew that for us – the world was pretty small – as we planned our upcoming September 5th wedding, and tried to get through another semester of college.
Where were you 30 years ago?
A picture worth a thousand words? Yes. I think so.
What’s your picture of a thousands words look like? I’d love to see it!
I remember 23 years ago today very well. I had my first baby – a baby girl we named Ashlee Renee.
It’s funny how some events in our lives we never forget no matter how much time goes by – or things happen to us – good and bad – as a mom – I will never forget the day I delivered both of my babies. And the first baby is very special. I remember feeling very ill prepared for the task ahead. I remember being very emotional. And I know that was normal – and still today I feel the same when I think about those days.
My labor was not text-book at all. I was admitted to the hospital because I was a favorite of my doctor – and I think he took pity on me not having any air conditioning in our home. We lived in New Castle, PA – a VERY hot a muggy summer! And since it was cool and comfortable in the hospital – and I was having some signs of labor – he let me check in. At first I was happy – in no real pain and left to watch TV or play games with Greg – talk on the phone to relatives and just relax. My sister thought it was really unfair that I had no pains and was dilated – but I was pretty happy about it ☺ My mother told her, “they will come” and so they did – after they had to break my water.
5 hours of labor later – our baby girl was born – 7 lbs 10 oz. And they put me in a room to try to get some sleep – she was born at 2:27am – and I did not sleep the rest of the night. I had sent Greg home to get some rest – but then called him back first thing in the morning – and tired though he was – he actually came back!
That very day Greg locked his keys in the car – he’s never done that before or since – so I know how befuddled he was! Being a first time parent was certainly taking its toil – and the excitement was more than he could handle!
We look back at those early days of parenthood and laugh at some of the silly, crazy things we did – and poor Ashlee was our experimental child – so I know we did many things wrong with her – I’m just so glad she didn’t hold it against us – and in spite of us – she turned out beautifully!
Blessings on my married daughter of 23 – may the next 23 be even more wonderful – filled with parenthood and many other precious memories!