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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

What day is it?

Do you know what day February 14 is? If you said Valentines day you would be right, but - it is also Heather's birthday! She was born on February 14, 1986. I was in labor with her for over 24 hours and I think it was because she wanted to be a Valentines baby. She was born only 8 minutes into the day. Of course, the long labor may have had something to do with the fact that she weighed 9 pounds and 6 ounces!

Here is a picture of Laura meeting her new sister. She was pretty excited to see her, as she had been hoping for a sister. (After she came home, she wasn't as sure) Look at all the black hair Heather had. She soon lost it and it came in blonde.

Heather is about 6 in this picture. She was a really easy baby and an easy kid. The most trouble she ever gave me was being born! She still rarely gets upset and often does things to help at home without being asked.

Here is Heather now. She has brought a lot of joy to Bob and I and we are happy to see the Christian young women she has grown up to be. Happy Birthday, Heather. We love you!

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Another of my blogging friends is also celebrating her birthday today. Happy Birthday, Diane!


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25 comments:

Chelle' said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEATHER AND DIANE.

Mari- I am a big believer at sending flowers to the mother's of those close to me as without the birth... I wouldn't have them as a blessing in my life. :)

Here's hoping someone gets you A LOT of flowers tomorrow. You deserve it after 24 hours of labor. :0)

Diane said...

Happy Birthday Heather!! Enjoy your day! Thanks, Mari, for wishing me a happy birthday in your blog today too! I had candy bars for my girls in TeamKID tonight and they said "YOUR BIRTHDAY IS ON VALENTINE'S DAY???" I told them it was also Heather's and Kathy's and they seemed surprised that that many people had a birthday on Valentine's Day! It's kind of funny when you think about it - we don't think twice when 5 people share the same day otherwise - only when it's on a "holiday". :)

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Heather! I hope you have a fantastic day!

Mari...did you take that picture of her when she got home today? :)

Mari said...

Melissa - yes - I took that picture this afternoon. I wanted it to be up to date!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to your gorgeous daughter! I can relate to the long labour. My daughter was 26 hours. My son has a birthday next week. Seems a lot of bloggy friends have children with February birthdays.

justabeachkat said...

Happy Birthday to Heather!

Happy Valentine's Day to you sweet friend!

Hugs!
Kat

Musicaljean said...

She's a doll! In 1980 I thought I was having a Valentine's baby. I went into labor at 7:30 PM with a history of very quick labors, but I guess Jeremy wanted his own day. He came 45 minutes after midnight. Tomorrow he turns 28.

Beth said...

Happy Birthday, Heather!

girlymom said...

Happy Birthday Heather!

She tried her hardest to be on Valentine's Day, my daughter tried everything to miss the day, she was born just after midnight! Have a wonderful Day!

Anonymous said...

Wishing Heather a very happy birthday!! She is a beautiful young lady inside and out.
Jean S.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Oh my goodness that daughter of yours look so much like you! Everytime I see her face it brings me back to the days of our youth :o)

Surprise to me, I thought Heather was your youngest. Please don't ask me how long I was in labor or you may not like me anymore,hehe.

What a blessing to have such an incredible daughter. She is beautiful. Happy Birthday Heather!

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Happy Birthday Heather. I guess I'd rather have a long labor and an easy kids for the rest of your life!
She truly is a blessing to our family. Love you Heather!

Jennifer said...

I love the Valentine's birthday. I have another friend whose daughter is celebrating her 15th birthday today.
Smiles!

Cherdecor said...

Happy Birthday to Heather! She certainly is a pretty girl! It is such a blessing for you to have two wonderful girls who love the Lord and are such a blessing to you and Bob.

Happy Valentine's Day, dear friend!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Wow! She's beautiful and looks just like her beautiful Mom! Happy Birthday Heathery-poo... hope it is a very special day.

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday Heather! You are a beautiful young lady and are blessed to have such a beautiful mom, both inside and out.

Love, Joanne

p.s. Happy Birthday Diane!

Sandra said...

Happy Birthday Heather :) She's beautiful Mari!

Terri said...

Yup, I distinctly remember that day. I waited all day at your house with Laura, wondering what the news would be. I finally fell asleep in your bed. She was totally worth all the beginnings of trouble!
Love that first picture. So cute!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthdays and Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

LeslieW. said...

Yay! Happy Birthday. What a fun way to enjoy the holiday.

Dena said...

Happy birthday! That was the best Valentine's present ever - she sure has grown up to be beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Heather! Patty

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Heather!! Mari, she looks just like you:) Happy Valentines day:)

Jennifer Partin said...

Happy Birthday Heather! What a double blessing to celebrate on the 14th!

She sure was a bib baby. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of Heather. She is beautiful and it's exciting to hear that she is a beautiful Christian too.

By the way, I cannot believe she can be born with such dark hair and then go so light blonde. Amazing.....

Rebekah said...

What a sweet valentines day present for you. Looking at the last picture of her, she looks a lot like you (your profile picture)