Apr 152010

Today is a very special day. 28 years ago today, my daughter Tiffany was born, and my world has been a much brighter place since then.

Of course, being my daughter, Tiffany had to make her entrance into the world in a memorable way. I owned a weekly newspaper in Grays Harbor, Washington at the time, and Tiffany’s mom had been admitted to the hospital the night before, scheduled for a C-section.

Soon after Tiffany’s mom was wheeled into the operating room,  unbeknownst to me, my secretary was in a car accident and got banged up a little bit. She was in the emergency room, and asked one of the nurses to call me upstairs to let me know about the accident. When they paged me, I was told to go downstairs to the ER.  I did, and the charge nurse said “Okay, there’s nothing to worry about. She’s got some cuts and bruises, and we’re gong to take some x-rays, just to be sure.”

Now remember, the only person I knew was in the hospital was my wife and my soon to be born daughter, so I asked “What the hell did you people do, drop her off a gurney or something?” The nurse said no, it happened in the car accident. “Car accident? Did she go for a joy ride?” We eventually got things sorted out, and I got back upstairs just in time to hold my beautiful new little girl.

Today Tiffany is a mommy to two little girls herself, and has grown into a beautiful woman. I’m proud to say that she is not only my daughter, but also my friend.

Being a great wife and mother apparently wasn’t enough of an accomplishment for Tiffany, so a year ago she took on a new challenge, losing over 85 pounds! Here is a picture of Tiffany with husband Jim, oldest daughter Hailey, and little Destiny last year at Sea World, a few weeks before she started her diet and exercise program.

Tiffany family

This picture was taken last November, and Tiffany is well on her way to her goal.

Tiffany 4 November 2009

And here she is now. What an accomplishment! I sure wish I had her willpower.

Tiffany in dress

Tiffany has been empowered by her weight loss, and is now back in school, working on a degree. Can you tell that I’m a very proud dad?

Happy birthday, Tiffany. I love you very much, and I am so very, very honored to have you as my daughter.

Thought For The Day – A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.

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  15 Responses to “Happy Birthday Tiffany”

  1. Tiffany. . . YOU GO GIRL! You look fantastic! Congratulations on your weight loss!

  2. OK dad, if daughter can do it, what about dad??? Tiffany looks FABULOUS.

  3. She looks wonderful,,,,,,,I can see why you are proud of her. Keep up the good work Tif.

  4. What a wonderful daughter! Tell her Happy Birthday and Congratulations on the weight loss for me, too.
    And I loved the hospital story.

  5. Very nicley done, Nick.

  6. Nick,

    Blessings come in all sizes and shapes my friend. You have received your share in all. Hope to see you two in Sept in Indiana.

  7. Happy Birthday to Tiffany, and congrats, Pop, on raising a lovely lady! Maybe she’ll share her weight loss procedure with the rest of us?

  8. WOW! Your daughter is just gorgeous! Cute family to, aren’t grandkids just the best. The hospital story is a typical Nick, LOL.

  9. Wonderful story. Congratulate Tiffany on her weight loss. Enjoy your father-daughter relationship. I still miss my Dad a lot. He passed on 2 and 1/2 years ago. I still miss talking to him and seeing him. It always made my day to talk to him or see him. Have a great family visit.

  10. What will-power that gal must have! She looks absolutely great! You have a right to be proud. Happy Birthday, Tiffany, and many, many more!

  11. Hey Nick,

    Congratulations on having such a fine daughter. As the father of a daughter myself, I share your feelings about the special bond that should exist between fathers and daughters.

  12. Nick, please congratulate Tiffany for me….I have about 20 years of being too heavy on her, but have also started dieting…I probably have about the same amount of weight to lose and here I am going public with my beginnings….I am actually about 3 weeks into it and struggle every day. Tiffany, you are a great inspiration…

  13. Great blog….Happy Birthday Tiffany and congratulations on your weight loss. Keep up the good work!

  14. Congratulation on your fantastic weight loss, you look great. Please share your secret since many of us have a few extra pound to lose. Your dad is very lucky to have a great daughter like you. I enjoyed the pictures of your family.

  15. Please congratulate Tiffany on her weight loss from me. It’s no easy feat and keeping it off is even harder. Way to go Tiffany!!!

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