Saturday, July 18, 2009

Birthday Time for Katy!


On July 17th 1991 a beautiful red headed little girl entered our family. She weighed in at 6lbs. 2oz. and 19 inches long. It was such an exciting day for our families. Katy was the first grandchild born on both sides of the family. So many family members came to the hospital to welcome her into the world. Mike and I were so excited to see her and we had chosen to not find out what we were having. I remember right after she was born my Mom saying it's a girl. I wanted a little girl so bad. It was just like a dream come true to be a Mother. Any of you that know me know that I am a baby freak. I love to hold them, smell them and just cuddle with them. I finally had one of my own. From the minute they put her on my chest I was in love. I was scared to death that I wouldn't know how to take care of her or that something would happen that I wouldn't know how to deal with, but we managed. The day my Mom left us to go back to Cedar City I cried I was just sure I would not know how to be a Mom. It all worked out and Mike and I were a pretty good team. He helped me with her so much and was a darling Dad to her.

I just can't believe that she's now 18 and headed off to College. Katy has grown into a mature, compassionate, beautiful young woman that I am proud to call my daughter and friend. All of you young Mothers that are wishing away the 2 year old stages or other things enjoy it because it goes by way too fast. I love you Katy! You are an amazing person that I adore.

3 comments:

Km said...

Oh that cutie pie! I remember when you had her too. It felt like a dream. You were so good to let me hold her all the time. I remember everyone inspecting her head to see if we were all really seeing red hair.
She is so beautiful and wonderful. You and Mike have done such a great job raising her. I sure love that girly.

Robyne's Memories said...

I love that picture of Katy. We love you so much!!!

gmakathy said...

What a priviledge for me to be there when she was born. What a wonderful initiation into grandparenthood!!! You guys have done good!!!
Love you Katy...