Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy 30th Birthday, Aja

Today is the day that my firstborn enters into a new phase of her life! She is turning 30 years old...T.H.I.R.T.Y.!! I just need a moment to process this...
I well remember the day of her birth. It was a Monday and it was a beautiful Spring day. For some reason, this comforted me. It was the day after Mount St. Helens errupted, a day I'll never forget! I had a short labor, only 4 hours and since it was 1980, I had her naturally...the epidural was not yet available at the hospital I gave birth. It was OK! I thought it would be a horrific ordeal as I had seen on many an over acted, over dramatized movie/TV show, but not so...
So beautiful on the catwalk!
With her sister, Brittany...
With her sweet Alakina...
Aja Brooke Sperry came into this world at 9:57 AM on May 19, 1980. I was thrilled to have a beautiful, healthy baby girl and knew that my life had changed in that very instant forever! She has been a joy in my life and I can't even begin to imagine what I'd do without her! She was a PERFECT teenager and I'm not kidding! OK, I had a hard time keeping her at school, she could have gotten better grades and she had way too much fun, but she was a good girl. She had good friends and never got into the trouble that a lot of teens get into. She was such a fun girl.
Her favorite thing...LABOR...yes, she's wierd!

Nurturing one of her precious preemies...her little Stella...
Now she is a beautiful mother of 3 precious *Littles*. She tries to do the best job she can and even though she falls short at times, like all mothers do, she recognizes her faults and works to overcome them.
Her baby is finally home (Stella...I think??)
With her sweet little boy...Tage...worried and in the hospital again...
Thank you Aja, for being a wonderful daughter, adoring mother, beautiful woman and great friend! It's an honor being your mother...I love you!!










4 comments:

Donnetta said...

What a beautiful tribute to your daughter. Happy Birthday to her! And happy day of celebrating and remembering to you.

Lynn said...

What a beautiful tribute for sure! And she is definitely beautiful just like you.

HAPPY HAPPY 30th Birthday Aja! The 30's are even better than the 20's. Trust me. ; D

The Sennett Family said...

Mar- Thanks for bringing such a wonderful gal into this world. I would have been lost numerous times if I did not have Aja to turn to. You also helped me through some very difficult times and I love you as well.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AJA!! I love you!

Sara said...

That was such a sweet post! Happy Birthday Aja!!