Friday, January 30, 2009
Happy Birthday Alexandra!
33 years ago today this picture was taken. Well, actually it was 33 years ago tomorrow; you were all of one day old. You were born at 4:48 PM in the then brand new Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago. Afterward, you roomed in with me in 810 West. It was Friday. Gerald Ford was President and Richard J. Daley Sr. was mayor of Chicago. The best cars on the road were the VW Diesel Rabbit and the Honda Civic. You were the first grandchild on Dad's side and the 22nd on my side, not that that made my parents any less excited about your arrival. Shortly after I called to announce your birth they got into a truck driven by Aunt Carolyn and traveled a little over 300 miles through a blizzard to make your acquaintance. You couldn't have cared less. And now, 33 years later, you're the new mother of a 3 day old baby yourself. It doesn't seem possible.
There has never been a day that I haven't been happy that we had you, and proud to be your mother. Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!