I am linking this to....... Tuesdays Unwrapped at
Today i am un-wrapping,
Lisa. My firstborn. Today she is 48.
That amazes me, that i have a child almost 50 years old.
She was born 35 days before i turned 16.
She was born in St. Catherines Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado.
We were attended by nuns.
They told me (at that time) i was the youngest to ever deliver in that hospital.
I had always heard nuns were mean, un-happy women, with no patience for mistakes.
Well, i learned that you can't lump everyone with the same title, in the same catagory.
I was babied.
I was lavished with kindness and love.
My feet were rubbed. My hair was combed. My clothes were washed for me,
so that when i went home i would be in clean clothes.
Lisa was held and rocked and passed around from nun to nun.
She was sung to and talked to and snuggled the total 8 days i was in that hospital.
The hospital food 48 years ago was still 'real food' and had flavor.
I was fed very well, and usually it was something i had wanted.
Maybe all that kindness and love that was heaped upon us had something to do with
Lisa turning out to be the loving soul she is.
She has a pure heart.
She is my daughter.
I love her.