Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Kimmy

Fifteen years ago I was blessed to sit in a rocking chair and hold newborn Kimmy because everyone else in the birthing room was too busy.

We ignored the business around us. I smiled at her through tears of joy and she grabbed my finger. At that point we were totally bonded. She's been one of the best things in my life ever since even though now that she's a teen with a full life of her own we don't see each other as often as when she was younger.

Last night we celebrated her birthday eve with a four generation dinner at Chili's.

Kimmy is driving now. Even in Kalamazoo on Westnedge, the biggest, most congested street in town complete with road construction lane changes. Kimmy's Mom, Heather, in the passenger seat is a bit nervous about the whole thing.

Kimmy thinks Mom/Heather should just close her eyes and relax. Mom/Heather thinks it was wise to only have one child. I just laugh.

Happy Birthday Kimmy!! Hope you have a great time with your friends today.


Judy S. said...

Interesting to watch your kids experience what you did with them, isn't it. Give Kimmy a b'day hug from Seattle!

Dorothy said...

Happy Birthday Kimmy! I can't believe she's driving already. Hang on mom!!

Judy said...

Even I won't drive on Westnedge!

What a beautiful woman Kimmy is!