It has taken me longer to figure out how to scan and post these pictures than it did for me to deliver my 10 pound 9 ounce baby girl 26 years ago today. One of the hardest things was to pick out which pictures I wanted to use of the hundreds that I have. The top picture was taken in November of 1981 she was just a month old. The next pic was taken in Ohio. She was about 2 years old. We had a beautiful little dress for her to wear and she pitched a fit because she didn't want to take off her daddy's tee shirt. She had an angelic face and a iron will..... come to think about it she hasn't changed much in that regard!
When I was pregnant with Beck we didn't get to find out the sex like you do now. I just know that I was huge and everyone including my doctor said I was having a boy, a big boy. Imagine my surprise when I had my black haired baby girl that was so chubby her nose had disappeared. I remember Stan leaning over the bassinet in the delivery room and said "well she is a girl but she is big enough to carry a foot ball". He got on the phone and called everyone to tell them what a beautiful baby girl he had. Her brother Joshua was thrilled because he had prayed nightly for a baby sister. I never found out why he didn't want a boy. When I called him he was so excited..... Mommy I'm praying for a pony next!!!!!
Something happened to my black haired no-nose little baby. She got gorgeous. She kept growing, getting taller and the remarkable thing was she was just as lovely on the inside. Rebekah is my joy. She is calm, rational, lady like.... for instance the picture above at the Mardi Gras Parade in Lafayette... notice her lovely hat and coordinating necklace...........
and the above pic was taken in Churchpoint at the Mardi Gras festival where you run around with all the other inebriated party goers and try to catch a chicken to be put in the gumbo pot.
Christmas time is my favorite time of the year and Becky manages to look good even with antlers on.
All kidding aside, as I said before she is my joy. If I had drawn a blueprint up for a daughter she would have been beyond my wildest hopes. I was given a much greater gift than I ever dreamed I would have. She is my inspiration as I watch her go thru life. She has an incredible sense of humor, a dry wit and a wonderful outlook on life.
Becky my darling daughter thank you so much for the past 26 years, sharing your life has been an adventure. I am so very proud of you. Each day is a gift and I am thankful to God for you. You shine outside and in..... Happy Happy birthday, you are so very loved.