Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Thank You Dad and Mom For My Birthday!
In this photo I was 24 hours old. Today I'm 57 years old. Isn't that crazy. Only three years until I turn sixty and that's starting to sound old. I actually like getting older. I'm a lot more comfortable with myself now than I was in younger years. Is that how everyone else feels?
My dad was in the army in Korea when I was born. He received a telegram to notify him that he'd become a father to a little baby girl, Kathlyn Louise White. He didn't actually see or hold me until I was 3 months old. This photo was taken after he returned from the Korean war.
I was a colicky baby which was difficult for my mother because she was staying with her parents for the year that my father was in Korea. Every night she would have to hold me and pace back and forth to keep me from crying and waking up her sisters and my grandparents. If she put me down for even a minute I'd start crying and screaming. I've had a couple colicky babies so I know how much fun that is. NOT!
I'd like to thank my dad and mom for being such wonderful parents. I have always felt really safe and secure. I knew that they would do anything for me and they have done everything for me. They are both beautiful people inside and out. They are really bright, sensible, and practical people. They have always made very wise decisions so I really trust them and any advice that they give me. They've helped me through some tough times which I will appreciate eternally! I've been so blessed to have their support and love throughout my life. They are still strong, hard working, caring, wonderful parents. Thank you for all the wonderful birthdays. I love you both so much!!!