Monday, April 18, 2016

Eighteen

Maddie was eighteen years old yesterday. 

It seems like only yesterday that she was born.  She once said she was switched at birth.  I told her “I was there when you took your first breath, I cut the cord and I left Intensive Care with you and your nurse when your Mom had to stay behind.  I didn’t leave your side until you were given back to your Mom.” Switched was not a possibility.
T S and Maddie  1998
Our oldest daughter Trica with Savannah and Maddie. April 1998
Maddie 1998 or early 1999
When she was little some of her hair stood straight up.
Maddie 18 years old
She is still trying to find out what color hair she should have, yesterday it was black.  She is planning a trip to Wyoming to check out a school there.  She thinks she wants to be a Vet Tech now, a few weeks ago she thought about being a Nurse, I am not certain she knows exactly what she wants to do…but she will figure it out.  She says now that she is an adult she can get a tattoo or piercing without parental permission and she can get into the casino.

We went out for Sunday dinner to celebrate the birthdays.  Maddie was eighteen yesterday and today her Mother is …well older than she was yesterday.
Happy Birthday Trica and Maddie!
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18 comments:

  1. Wishing both Tricia and Maddie a wonderful birthday. I enjoyed the photos thru the years very much.

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  2. Happy Birthday to both Tricia and Maddie!

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  3. Happy birthday Tricia and Maddie! The pictures are so good! Maddie is adorable with that hair standing straight up and she is beautiful at eighteen!

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  4. Happy birthday to them both. She's got her whole life in front of her to figure out what she wants to do. When I was her age, I was considering becoming a nun, if you can believe it. :-)

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  5. Drat!!! Gambling too? I hope GN doesn't know about that. She got right to work on the tattoos and piercings, though. Happy birthday to Maddie and Tricia. April is a grand month for birthdays. You're. good gram to have kept watch over Maddie after her birth.

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  6. Happy birthday to both girls! I love the way her hair stood up like that when she was a baby! She is now a beautiful girl. Wish you had showed a picture of her mother too.

    Shirley H.

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  7. Happy Birthday Maddie!! Hope you enjoy the College hunting!

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  8. Happy birthday to Maddie. Kids at that age have a big decision but shouldn't feel pressured to decide right away.

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  9. Another beautiful Maddie! Happy Birthday to her and her mother. I wish her luck in figuring out her future, a tough job!

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  10. A beautiful girl, and such a special time of life. Happy Birthday, Maddie!

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  11. Boy! They just missed having the same birthday!
    I love the sticking up hair!! She is so pretty. And you were right there when she was born! I'm sure she'll figure out what she wants to do. Some of us take longer than others. And how many people do you know who switched in middle age! More important who she is than what she does. :):)

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  12. What cute babies and Mom and where did all those years go?

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  13. My grandson turned 18 in January. He thinks he can get a tattoo and piercings too. I just told him to 'try it'. Lol! He still lives with me. Nursing is a good career choice. You can get a job anywhere!! She is a gorgeous girl! Happy Birthday to both of them

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  14. Happy birthday to your birthday girls! The picture with the sticking up hair is so cute.

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  15. Happy Birthday to them both , Such a pretty young lady . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  16. From very cute to very lovely. Happy Birthday to mother and daughter/granddaughter. I appears that we share April 17th as a special day.

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  17. They grow up too fast. Kids and grand kids are all growing up to fast. I think growing up would be a nice change from growing old.

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