Happy Birthday Mandy

The best Christmas present I ever got, was back in 1976. I was 9 1/2 months pregnant and waiting for a long overdue and much wanted baby. The day before they were going to induce my labor, my water broke and 8 hours later, 8 pound, 13 ounce Amanda Mae came into this world! She was my first baby, and I was in heaven. I looked into her face and saw the most beautiful baby ever born. I was a young mother and everyone warned me that a new baby had no neck muscles and that I should be so careful, but what did Amanda do as she lay on my chest? She picked up her head and stared right into my eyes! I guess I knew then that she was going to always be a very special girl.

Mandy has grown into such a special woman. She is a wonderful friend, granddaughter and daughter. I don’t tell her often enough, but I think she is really fabulous, and I am so proud of her and cannot believe that I am lucky enough to be her mother!

Happy Birthday, Sweetie!!!

15 thoughts on “
Happy Birthday Mandy

  1. Happy Birthday Amanda!! I remember it well. You were and are a very special little package!! And just in time for Christmas too!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and celebrate the wonderful woman that you are!!! With Much love, Aunt Mel

  2. Happy birthday to Amanda!! she is a beautiful young woman, love the last picture of you two together!
    Merry Xmas, dear blog friend 🙂

  3. Hi Mom, and Mel and all,

    Thank you so much for the birthday wishes!!! Another snowy day here in NH–I have decided to work from home rather than struggle through traffic to the office. So a quiet day on my bday, for sure.
    Have a great day and love you lots,

  4. Happy Birthday to Amanda. Such a beautiful young woman! Hope your day is Merry and Bright just like your Christmas! Today was my mom’s birthday too. So it is such a special day.

  5. Happy birthday to Amanda!!! We wish you the best in your life and good luck.
    Uschi and Volker from Berlin

    Dear Maribeth,
    I can follow your words exactly because when Nadine got born I also was so proud about that special baby. Now she is a mother self and I was allowed to be with her when she delivered our grandson Anton. I wonder how fast the time flu by and that we are a part of the wonder of birth in this world.

    Much love and many hugs to you dear Amanda and your wonderful mother Maribeth…

  6. Happy Birthday Mandy! You were a beautiful baby and I am proud of the beautiful woman you have become.

    It is funny how we so rarely think about the day we mom’s had on our kids “birth” day. Thanks for taking the time to share your memories Maribeth & Uschi!

  7. Happy birthday Amanda (Mandy)… That was such a wonderful slideshow of photos… Oh, and Maribeth, she is most definatley YOUR daughter, she is just like you!!!

    We are still sorting through the New Zealand pics for upcoming blogs, and just back from the UN conference in Bali, so we have a lot of stories and photos to share over Christmas.

    Hope that you and your famalies have a great Christmas…

    From warmer climes…

  8. Happy Birthday Mandy – all the way from Norway!

    What a great vid – thanks so much for sharing! You have all the reason to be proud and happy for her and I will like to add: She is lucky to have a mother like you!

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