An ordinary day, like any other in the down swing of summer – still deeply submerged in the oppressive Texas heat, but the promise of fall lurks on the distant horizon. For our family, this is a particularly special day in our history. Eleven years ago today, we welcomed into our lives a beautiful baby girl. In classic Megan fashion, she made the process neither easy nor quick; but when she finally made her grand entrance at 4:45 p.m. weighing in at 9 lbs. 15.6 oz and measuring nearly 22 inches long, we knew we had been given a most precious gift.
It is very hard to believe that it has been eleven years since we first heard the sound of her cry, smelled her wonderous baby scent and were looked upon by her now famous stink eye, but here we are. I may be bias, but I believe she’s grown into quite the young lady.
Of course, this day is not ours alone. I have two friends who were also blessed with the birth of their children on this day. To them, I wish a very Happy Birthday.
It is also a rather eventful day in history. On this day in history:
- Melbourne, Australia was founded.
- The city of Houston, Texas was founded.
- The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened.
- Thurgood Marshall was confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States.
- The Space Shuttle Discovery made its maiden Voyage.
- Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, was born in London.
- Nancy Wake, Allied spy during WW II, was born in New Zealand.
- Warren Buffett, American gazillionaire, was born.
- Charles Bronson, American actor, died.
- Max Factor, Sr., Polish-born, American cosmetic manufacturer, died.
- Indian Larry, American stuntman, died.
*disclaimer: all of the above information is courtesy of my friends over at Wikipedia because as you know, I am a lazy writer at times. Don’t judge me.