Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Becka

Today is our youngest daughter's birthday. She is 24 years old.

Becka was born in Idaho on September 11, 1984 when I was 40. She was our sixth child and the baby sister of two sisters and three brothers. We were all absolutely thrilled at the sweet little addition to our family.

Jim was not allowed to be in the delivery room for the birth of most of our children, but he could be with me through the entire labor and delivery of Rebekah (Becka). Times were changing then and fathers were being welcomed into the birthing rooms. Now, entire families can be present.

Not long after Becka was born, the nurse wheeled her down the hallway, in a little glass bassinet, into my hospital room and said, "Your baby is crying for you. No matter what we do, she won't stop." When I took her in my arms she immediately stopped and never cried again, as long as she was with me. If the nurse tried to take her to the nursery, where the other babies slept, she would start crying, so they would bring her back to me--she rarely left my side again, until she started attending kindergarten.

Becka has grown into a strong, capable young woman and loving wife, daughter, sister and aunt. We are thankful for Becka--God's gift to our entire family.

Happy birthday Rebekah!!!!


Jimmy said...

Happy birthday Becka! I can't believe it's been 24 years already. It seems like yesterday. God truly blessed our entire family when he sent you to us! Have a great birthday and remember how much each of us loves you! :)

Love, your big brother Jimmy

Linda Reznicek said...

Happy Birthday, Becka! Jimmy said it pretty good there--I can't imagine what life would have been like without you. The blessings I received in life through you are infinite. I love you!


Lori said...

Happy Birthday Becka! Wow 24, that is really only 6 in dog years! Have a great birthday, birth week, birth month!



Joanne said...

Hi, just found your blog, I like your attitude about life, it's refreshing. (I too gave up piano lessons as a child and regret it now :( ) Enjoyed browsing, and hope you had a great day on your daughter's birthday!

Angie Ledbetter said...

What a beautiful family! Your blog is nice too. (I followed you here from comments on another blog...forget which one now.) Happy BirthING day to you, Mom.

Barbara J. Kirby Davis said...

Thanks so much for the birthday greetings. Becka was soooo happy to get them!!!