Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Birthday...!!!




When my daughter Amanda attended The University of Michigan, she spent her Junior
year as an exchange student in Prague Czech Republic. It was then that she fell in love
with Europe and their laid back lifestyle. When she graduated in 2009, she married her
local boyfriend Sean, and together they set out for a great adventure.
They lived in Prague for a year, teaching English at the University. A better opportunity
came up in Istanbul (not Constantinople) and they lived there about 2 years. I really felt
uncomfortable about her living in a Moslem country being an American and all, so they
moved to Poznan Poland where they have resided for over a year now. I have not seen
her in person in all that time. On April 22 they are coming home for about 10 days!!!!
I miss her terribly. She was my First-Born...My Princess. I can barely contain my excitement.
Today...April 11th is her birthday.
Happy Birthday Manny, Daddy loves you very much!!!!!

15 comments:

hedgewitch said...

That will be awesome for you G, and I'm sure she can't wait either. Happy Birthday to your lovely princess.

Yvonne Osborne said...

What an adventuresome daughter. I admire anyone who is comfortable traveling and living abroad. It so broadens the mindset and makes for an interesting person. Enjoy your visit and Happy Birthday daughter!!!

Mama Zen said...

How wonderful that you'll get to see her soon! Happy Birthday to your princess!

Margaret said...

OH… So, so sweet. She looks like a princess in front of those mountains. I fear my daughter will fall in love with Europe - she is on a 14 day art - trip to Italy this May (Florence & Rome) Enjoy your two weeks - I'm sure she misses you terribly as well.

I'm sure she got her literary smarts from you - it's nice you fostered the love for the written word in her.

manicddaily said...

So cool. What a life. Sounds just great. Lovely--Dad. It is also my sister-in-law's birthday . A great day all around. k.

Brian Miller said...

nice. happy birthday to your little one...and hope you have fun when they come in pops...

Fireblossom said...

Yay that you'll finally get to see her! :-)

TALON said...

Happy Birthday, Amanda! You've got one proud Papa waiting for you! :)

Other Mary said...

Awww - happy birthday Amanda! Galen, that's such great news. You enjoy her every minute you can. And now that you have retired from FF55 you can GO VISIT HER!!!!! :o)

Grandmother (Mary) said...

What a sweet tribute to your daughter. Have fun during the visit and I agree with the other Mary- save your pennies and go visit her.

Melissa Bickel said...

Awwww my favorite G-Man is going to get a visit!! This is soo awesome Galen Lee I am excited for you. Hugs to you and your family

lime said...

aw, i am so glad to hear the news that she will be visiting soon. i hope every moment together is something to be savored.

Craig said...

They grow up so fast, don't they?

Your love for your Princess is palpable. I've got a princess or two of my own, you know. . .

Cherish every minute, G. . .

RNSANE said...

You must really be excited, Galen. Now, how come you didn't get over to visit your daughter in any of these exotic places??? Enjoy her visit and cherish every minute!!!

izzy said...

Very glad you are getting a visit! lots of enjoyment !