Happy Birthday, Mandy!!!

Today is my daughter, Amanda Mae’s birthday. When I look back at the birth of my first child, I think it was the most wonderful experience of my life. Feeling her grow inside of me, was incredible!  Of course back then we didn’t know before hand what sex the baby would be, I didn’t really care, but at the same time, I knew that inside my ever growing belly was a daughter. My daughter!

I remember being so very careful what I ate and drank while I was pregnant, and the only real craving I had was for Peanut M&M’s. I ate a ton of those, even though now, I don’t really like them too much. Can anyone figure out why we crave what we do?

And then my due date came and went, and went on and on and on. Finally the night before the doctor was going to induce me, I went into labor. The first four hours of labor was a piece of cake. I remember thinking that if this was labor, I’d have a baby every year! I won’t go into detail, but let’s just say the last four hours I was really glad they offered me an epidural!

And then, in a moment unlike any other in my life, there you were. You! Amanda Mae! My baby! It was love at first sight, in fact from the moment that you arrived for the next two years I’m sure I didn’t notice another child. There was only you. My beautiful, lovely baby.


I don’t tell you enough, but I love you more than words could ever say. I am also proud of the woman you have become. I only gave you a start. You took it from there and made yourself into the remarkable lady that you are now!

So happy birthday, my dearest daughter. You were the best Christmas present that I ever had or ever will have!



11 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Mandy!!!”

  1. Good morning Marybeth and Jack How are you both. The pups miss you buut they are doing great. We are having a heatwave today it is a whole 30 degrees. Be safe traveling home

  2. How very sweet!! She is a beautiful woman and this was a great birthday post. Thanks for sharing her with us.

    Happy Birthday Amanda!!!!!

  3. Happy Birthday to Mandy – all the way from Norway!!

    What a lovely contribution and how very much you Maribeth; Love, care and passion! The vid was really great – thanks for sharing all this lovely memories from the very beginning up until now!

    Many years to come Mandy!

  4. Happy birthday to Mandy, although belayed, time flys by so fast I think it is the third year I read your birthday post for her. What a cute video again ! You are such a nice mother/daughter couple !

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