Our month of March is crazy with birthdays. Our Hannah's birthday falls exactly one week later than little Lindsay. She is turning eight this year and what a blessing she is to the family. She is so much like her father - with her deep brown eyes, her dark skin, her amazing ability to make someone laugh and her extra gentle spirit (I'm not sure her Dad would admit that he's a big softie when it comes to her - all she has to do is bat her big brown eyes and she has him eating out of her hands - so to speak)
We just returned from the monthly 4-H meeting, where all the March birthday kids had to get up in front so that everyone could sing "Happy Birthday" to them. Her face was so red - she was a little embarassed. She even made her momma go up, since my birthday happens to be next week. I love how she loves her sisters and little brother and they are always busy playing something. She's rather quite the tomboy, even though I desperately try to get her to wear her skirts and dresses.
Her birth story was another fun story for our family, just like Lindsay's. The General Manager was out of town when I went into labor, so he, in a panic, drove way too fast to make it back in time. He met me at the hospital shortly after I arrived. While the nurses were checking me in and I was waiting for my epidural, he went down to the cafeteria to get some lunch. While I was in the pangs of labor, he was next to me eating a bowl of gumbo, calm as can be, as if I'd been birthing babies forever (she was only my second birth). Dr. Helman and him jibber -jabbered while I was birthing Hannah. Even today, I can almost remember the smell of the gumbo and how it was so overpowering to me while I was trying to concentrate through contractions. Dr. Helman said, "she has a lot of hair and I could use some of it to pull her out." Thankfully, she came out all on her own. She was a very sweet baby, but she only wanted momma. She was also the only baby I've had that refused to take a bottle, which meant we were inseperable for the entire time she nursed.
She is such a sweet girl and I know she loves the Lord. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for her future.
Happy Birthday sweetheart! We love you very much. . . . .