When Donna joined our family as the SIXTH and FINAL child my mom and dad were to have, I was already 14 years old. This meant of course that I was old enough to take a VERY active role in caring for her. I can remember when my mom brought her home, my other sisters and I fighting over whose turn it was to hold her or give her next bottle etc. How I enjoyed her! I remember dressing her up and putting little bows in her hair. I can honestly tell you that for many years I felt a lot more like a mother to her than a sister. I remember her first day of KG well, and she was the little flower girl at our wedding. Considering Donna was only 6 years old when I married, I was not around on a daily basis while she was growing up. But I do remember her spending a great deal of time at our home, often joining us on our trips to Disneyland or the Zoo, and even on some of our family vacations.
As Donna grew and became an adult our relationship changed somewhat and we now enjoy a friendship and "kindred spirit" relationship that I treasure. She is a very generous person and her heart is loving and warm. She is a good wife to Todd and a wonderful mother to both Katie and Blake. Donna will ALWAYS hold a very special place in my heart, and I think maybe a part of me will always feel a little "motherly" towards her, haha...HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONNA and may the Lord bless you and make His face to shine upon you now and always!! Love you Spin....Twist.
And now for Lindsey.
Lindsey is a VERY unique, VERY beautiful, VERY special little girl. She is 9 years old today. Lindsey came into our lives when my oldest son Joe married Leah. She was not quite 2 years old and so course still just a baby in many ways. I can't believe she is already 9 years old, and well on her way to growing up.
Lindsey is your typical "girly" girl. She loves clothes, nail polish and almost anything sparkly. She loves music and I believe it is Taylor Swift who has captured her heart right now. She also loves to draw and shows a REAL talent in this area already. I think I could see a future in fashion creating for her. Lindsey is a giving, loving little girl and is a REALLY BIG help to her mama and daddy with her little brothers. She is also a BIG HELP to this grandma when she is babysitting. Don't know sometimes what I would do without her. Lindsey works hard at school and gets wonderful grades.
My life became very blessed indeed when Lindsey joined our family, and I thank God every day for this precious little girl. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDSEY and may the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you now and always. LOVE YOU!! Grandma
Here are a few pictures of Lindsey. I am sad to say I don't have any of Donna. (that are on my computer anyway) ENJOY
WHAT A LITTLE DOLL
SHOPPING WITH GRANDMA
"POSING" IN THEIR JAMMIES