Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Boy do I feel OLD!

Today is my niece Katies 18th birthday! I cannot believe that she is 18 already! A lot happens when you turn 18 & become an adult. She has already registered to vote, YAY! & given blood. I remember when I was a senior in high school I also gave blood. Katie is very different from my other nieces & my nephew. Working full time for the police dept. meant that I almost always worked during a Hurricane. Well, Katie would call me from GA during a Hurricane to see how I was. Isn't that sweet! I think it is due to our "history" together. You see when she was a baby I watched her while her parents worked. Wherever I went she went. We went everywhere & had a lot of fun in her first year of life. My very first vehicle was a brand new Toyota Corolla 4 door just so I would have room for her & her car seat. My brother then got a new job & they moved to GA after her 1st birthday. So we only saw them over the holidays or when we traveled up to GA. Back then I my schedule was different too, I worked 4 days a week so over my 3 day weekends I would drive up to GA to see them. I did this SO many times! Now looking back I see how CRAZY it was because they live over 650 miles away. That was in my youth & WAY before kids. I could never do this now. What's also WILD is how the circle comes around & she is now watching my babies. Just thinking about all of these things makes me say...

Boy do I feel OLD!...


2 comments:

Des said...

I remember some of those weekend drives up our way... I think you still may have a couple of land speed records under your belt. Hug!

Fulton Quads said...

Yes.. I thought of that when I was writing it. Remember when I went to your graduation from college?? That was my best time. Oh those were the days! Hugs to you too! (=

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