Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Retro Wednesday.....



My daughter Amanda was born April,11,1986.
We brought her home 2 days later.
This mylar balloon was waiting for her when we came home.
I've kept it in the cupboard for 23 years.
It's a bit faded but still full and firm.
She's getting married this Friday...

Peace...!!!

27 comments:

lime said...

amazing!
are you going to save it for her first daughter?

ciara said...

she's only a year older than my oldest and she's getting married already *sigh* how are you feeling, papa? little misty-eyed? my dad cried like a baby my first go-round. the pics of him doing so are not so pretty lol but i know you're proud of your girl.

so cool that the balloon has held up all this time :)

Serena said...

Wow, how astonishing that that balloon is still going! Congrats on the wedding. I know she's made y'all very happy, but don't worry, she'll still be your little girl.

Mona said...

Wow! I a in awe...I can't believe it you still have that!!!

(((HUGS))) I hope things go Uber well on Friday!

Missy said...

I have the balloon that was given to Joshua when he was born. It's blue. Never blew it up. It's in amongst all the treasures I've saved of his.

Have a wonderful Friday when it comes. Many tears shed no doubt. Don't set yourself on fire either.

Who knows .. a few years down the road you could be holding a granddaughter on your knee bouncing her around

Mimi said...

Congratulations! Our adult kids bring us new experiences and help us grow. Enjoy the trip!

Susan at Stony River said...

Aaawww. That is SO sweet that you've saved it so long.

Congratulations, and good luck on Friday!

Tall Karen said...

Congratulations! Watching your daughter get married is one of those very precious life moments. The balloon gives away your soft spot for her. Bring a hankie!

Relish every moment on that special day! May God bless the new couple.

Steve E. said...

You romantic old softie, you! Maybe you're NOT so old?

Mona said...

Remember to take photos..we want to see some!

Lou said...

You sentimental knowitall!
This is great, weddings are truly blessed events.

the walking man said...

Add 6 more words and this could be your Friday 55.

Enjoy the wedding Pops...anyone want to make wagers as to when the old man lets a tear leak out?

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Oh she would love that as something "old"! Wishing her a lifetime of happiness and joy, G-man! :))

Shadow said...

ooooh, congratulations and the best possible wishes for your daughter and hubby-to-be!!!!

you do know of course, how lucky you are you don't live with me. i tend to toss things away. you'd still think you were looking for that balloon you kept, when in the meantime i would've disposed of it like, 10 years ago???? and then there would be no retro wednesday for you!

Cat said...

Oh now this is possibly the sweetest sentiment I have read of a father doing. Congrats to her on her wedding!

Mama Zen said...

Awwww! Congratulations, G-Man!!

clean and crazy said...

awe, you ol' softy, this is awesome what a sweet side for you to share. how exciting getting married already!! wow

jillie said...

THIS WEEK??? ALREADY??? Where did the time go??

Awwwww...you're going to walk your baby down the isle. I can't wait to hear all about it.

xoxo

Thom said...

Wow...I have a lei that I've done the same thing and I'm waiting for my nephew (7 more years) to graduate high school and I"m giving it back to him. Bet you are excited for the wedding...Congrats on the foresight to save that

Akelamalu said...

How wonderful that the balloon has lasted so long! And how wonderful your baby is about to get married, you must be so proud! You will show us photos won't you? :)

Vicki said...

How come none of my balloons will stay full? Not fair!!!

Congrats to your daughter on her upcoming wedding. Maybe she could carry the balloon down the isle instead of flowers. That'd be so cool!!!

dons_mind said...

congrats dad! i know the feeling well - both my girls are married (happily yet i might add). giving them away on that wonderful day was one of the most difficult things i've had to do.....

buffalodick said...

If her marriage lasts as long as that balloon- she will make it "til death do us part"... Congrats to you and her!

citizen of the world said...

Congratualtions. But I find it a little scary that the balloon has deflated.

G-Man said...

Thanks everyone for visiting, commenting, and all of the well wishes...Much Obliged!!!

jadey said...

This is absolutely amazing. She will love this G.

ivan said...

Lovely.