Today is our daughter’s 30th Birthday! Happy Birthday Andrea Michelle! A year ago I shared the story of your birth here. It’s always fun looking back at old photos and remembering special times. And then to think how that little precious baby so quickly became a lovely young woman. I did notice that in many of the pictures our daughter had a tongue issue…
We probably should have had that looked at before she became a bride!
Okay, that was for fun. Some Birthday humor! When I was looking back through the photos, I seem to have a big gap from baby to young lady. I guess those photos have not reached the digital age yet. You were a pretty cute little girl and someday I will be able show those off. I did have lots of photos of you as that young lady...you always look very nice and clean and feminine! But you did grow up in Colorado. I thought you might like reliving some of your mountain adventures.
Remember this fishing trip? We had just picked you up from camp at the Wilds and a week of Camper in Training. Then we hiked up to Cataracht Lake to fish. Wesley took a big cast with his pole and landed it right in your leg!
This was your first elk hunt. The scrapbook said, “this was all the action your gun saw.” No elk, but Dad remembers lots of mud.
This was skeet shooting at Uncle Lewis’ in OK. No memories from Dad and I on this one…did you get any?
And here you are, the great white hunter! The scrap book says about this, “perfect lung shot at 150 yds.!” This was a family hunting trip just after Christmas. I thought after one day of hanging out in cold, you and I would stay in the hotel and scrapbook while the boys hunted. But you were very determined to have an elk and sure enough, the last morning out, you and Kenny both were successful! Dad made you gut it and all! Not bad for the girl who can’t stand to patty out burgers!
These next photos are of you at Georgia Pass on the Continental Divide. I think you had several outings with Dad there.
You took special friends there when they came to visit in Colorado…Danielle and…Ben!
Leaving the mountains behind, we sent you off to college and by graduation God brought a wonderful young man into your life, Ben.
Ben tagged along on part of our vacation after graduation. We piled into the our Camry wagon which had a seat in the back end. Kind of cozy for you two, until your brothers joined you!
Remember that little poem,” A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be your best friend?” I have always felt that long before I read it!
And Dads are no different. You are his little girl. He would do anything for you!
Which is why it is so hard to give you away.
It does help a bit though when the grandkids come along! How fun to watch you as a Mom!
You have your own family now and it is growing! So are the experiences we get to share with you. Thirty years certainly have come quickly! We thank the Lord for each one of them as your Mom and Dad.
Happy Birthday Andrea Michelle!!
“being confident of this vey thing, that He Who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” Phil. 1:6