Thirty-two years ago, I was twenty-four, Patty was twenty-two, Nathan wasn’t even a twinkle in my eye, and Michelle was about to enter the world.
Always a pretty girl with big brown eyes
An advanced child and early walker and talker
A high achiever, being valedictorian of her junior high and high school classes
Well-organized and focused (like her Daddy)
A natural teacher, taking on the brave new world of seventh grade English Literature
A power shopper and lover of shoes
A transplanted lover of all things Twin Cities, having gone to college there, she decided to stay
She chose a really good man to be her husband and became an excellent parent of the world’s most incredible five-year-old boy.
She is all of this and more packed into an adorable 4 foot, 10 inch frame.
Happy Birthday, Michelle! Mom and I love you and are looking forward to meeting you in Missouri in a few days.
This post was originally published May 22, 2010.