Happy birthdays!
Friday June 06th 2008, 10:39 am
Filed under: Family

Twenty-four years ago, I dialed my OB’s office and asked the nurse which doctor was on call that day. Mind you, I had never said anything to anyone there, but she immediately called me on it: “Why? If it’s the wrong one, are you going to go out of labor?”

I hadn’t even told her yet that I was IN labor; what could I do but smile and answer honestly: “Yes.” There were two doctors in that practice, and by nine months I had come to admire and enjoy being around the one much more than the other.

Which is why I found myself apologizing to my dad that we’d missed his birthday by a day, but it was for the best. We were just stretching out the birthday celebrations a bit–we gave our new little boy his grandpa’s name.

Twenty-four years ago, we brought home a new son. Happy birthday, little guy. And now, Richard has brought us a new daughter. And the joy grows forever.Kim and Richard

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You know, it is just a shame that you aren’t happy with your son’s choice in a wife — ACK, I can’t even continue with my sarcasm…

It is so lovely to see how much you love your new larger family. I’m so not ready to think about my little boy dating (which is good since he’s four), but the constant prayer I have is that when he does marry that I’ll love her half as much as you love your children’s mates.

Comment by Patricia 06.06.08 @ 11:47 am

Happy Birthday!!!

Comment by Kristine 06.06.08 @ 11:49 am

I know how you feel about wanting a particular doctor. Glad you were able to have the one you wanted.
Happy Birthday! I remember 24…..

Comment by Sonya 06.06.08 @ 12:32 pm

“little guy”. Yeah, ok. 🙂

Comment by no-blog-rachel 06.06.08 @ 12:58 pm

Happy Birthdays! I just celebrated mine, on the 3rd. Go Gemini’s!

Comment by Alicia 06.06.08 @ 1:39 pm

I’ve missed everything! Happy Birthday, and congratulations and best wishes to all of you. There is so much more joy to come for all of you!

Comment by Vicki 06.06.08 @ 2:16 pm

so just how “little” was he when he was born – he sure grew “up” good – :0

Comment by rho 06.06.08 @ 3:06 pm

So what did the nurse say when you said “yes”?!!??

And Happy Birthday to the birthday boy!

Comment by Carol 06.06.08 @ 5:00 pm

It was a combination of a quiet guffaw and an unspoken “I thought so,” as far as I could tell from my end. Hey. I got the one I wanted.

Comment by AlisonH 06.06.08 @ 6:37 pm

The celebrations continue for you and yours – as it should be.

Comment by Channon 06.07.08 @ 3:58 am

Happy Birthday Richard!!! Missing a birthday to add another is always a Joyous thing…Justa sk my family, my generation is full of adding Birthdays the day or 2 before or after other ones 🙂

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 06.07.08 @ 5:09 am

YAY!!!! And congratulations to all involved!

Comment by Toni 06.07.08 @ 6:25 am

It really is marvelous when your extended family are all people you love. I’m very fortunate myself- my sister’s husband is a sweetheart, my husband’s family are all terrific.

Comment by RobinH 06.07.08 @ 9:04 am

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