Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy 31st, Joeigh!

My middle daughter, Joeigh, turns 31 years old today. I remember barely getting her mom to the hospital in time and I remember getting our place in Hermosa Beach all ready for her arrival. She was a painfully shy, skinny little girl who looked very much like one of my mom's family.

She was the only one of my kids who could really hold a tune! And she seemed to have inherited my math gene. At times it seemed like the only subject she liked in school.

Well, now she's all grown up and a mom herself. It's been a long time since I've sat watching her napping beneath the window on a sunny day or walked the few blocks up the hill to pick her up from school and strolled back down to Pacific Coast Highway hand in hand, or flown kites in the park, catching the updraft from the beach below.

Now I spend my days doing productive (but non-Dad) things everyday and am probably the poorer for it.

Well, have a happy 31st in Vegas, Joeigh. I think you're just getting to the fun part where Erica starts turning your hair gray! Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did! ;-)



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