Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Randy's 33rd Birthday Gift -- Post 349 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I'm posting old family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is one of the most precious (to me) images from my Seaver/Carringer family collection:

I celebrated my 33rd birthday in Coronado Hospital after receiving the best birthday present ever the day before.  

The best birthday present?  The gift of life for my second daughter, Tami Joy, born on 22 October 1976.

Linda had planned ahead.  She had my wrapped birthday gifts stashed with a friend, plus a birthday cake for me.  It says "Happy 33rd Birthday Randy" - it was probably an ice cream cake from Baskin-Robbins.  We celebrated at the hospital, probably in her room.  

I don't remember what was in the packages (probably a shirt and pants), or what the cake tasted like (probably chocolate chip ice cream with white cake and frosting).  I do remember the gift of life and appreciate it every day.  

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