The process went so fast, that it even took the nurses by surprise. My doctor arrived just in the nick of time, interrupted during a holiday gathering, dressed up with Christmas tie, to help escort Kelly into the world. The best gift ever!
Through the years, there were the usual comments about how babies born on December 25 get short-changed in the gift and attention department. Either that, or the gifts were piled on, two-fold.
|Kelly on her first birthday|
There are several December birthdays in my family - my mother, 2 brothers, sister-in-law, and I were all born in the 12th month, so have been used to having our birthdays overshadowed by the biggest holiday of the year.
But each December 25, before I wish my daughter a "Merry Christmas", I wish her a "Happy Birthday" - Kelly's birthday, and the best day of my life.