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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Friday, May 2, 2014


Today is...

Baby Day

It's a girl!
Lennon Reese Walding
7 lbs 13 oz 19 1/2 in long
Born May 1, 8:30 AM CST
Daphne, AL

Yesterday was the exciting day with the birth of our granddaughter so what a great way to celebrate Baby Day! What a perfect smiley (almost), squishy face that is just waiting to be smothered in grandmother kisses and granddaddy hugs!
Daughter (Wendy) and Granddaughter (Lennon)
Congratulations to the new mother!

Although it’s difficult to pinpoint why, or where the celebration of Baby Day originated, you can easily speculate! Anyone who has ever yearned for, had, or known a baby, could list dozens of reasons why babies are special. Heck! Each of us was at one time a baby and probably the cutest baby ever according to someone. But, babies are not just about cuteness, they are innocent in a way that helps us all see goodness in the world. They provide hope, happiness, and promise for better days ahead. What more could you ask for?

Not only today but everyday cherish the baby you have, or plan for the baby you want. If you aren’t planning on making babies any time soon, or your ‘baby’ is walking around in 6-inch heels, or sporting a 5 o’clock shadow, take this day to celebrate with a niece, nephew, or grandchild. Show them how blessed you feel to have them in your life while enjoying a fantastic day together.

Alternatively, if there are no babies in your family (no kids or all are grown and gone), why not make a gift basket for a new mother in your neighborhood, or graciously donate to a baby-related charity? Do something precious this Baby Day! After all, they are precious in themselves.