Last Saturday was Jennifer's 30th birthday. She didn't have the best day I'm sure what with packing up at the resort at Disney World, getting luggage to the airline check-in on time, killing time until their flight in late afternoon, flying home and then arriving fairly late in the evening to bags to unpack, Christmas decor to get packed away, etc. But I was thinking about the day she was born 30 years ago in a small county hospital when we lived in Bay City, our first transfer with Amoco. We lived in a 2 bedroom apartment, had been out of university for 9 months, did not own a washer or dryer and had a car payment for a GREEN Ford Pinto wagon of all things. We were almost newlyweds having been married only 18 months. But one thing we knew for sure, we were ready to be parents, we were ready for this baby to be born and it was with great excitement (and some trepidation) that we left for the hospital. A few hours later, Jennifer made her appearance and life hasn't been the same since - in a GREAT way!
So, happy birthday Jennifer! I certainly hope I'm around for your next 30 years!