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.
This picture was taken last November, and Tiffany is well on her way to her goal.
And here she is now. What an accomplishment! I sure wish I had her willpower.
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.