Well, I went in, but the dr. told me that I needed to go for a long walk, that is after he gave me a shot. So off to the park, we went. All three of us walking and hoping that my labor pains would start to kick in. After a while, my grandmother said enough already, let's take her and have the dr. check her out. (that meaning me) After waiting to see the dr., he finally sent me to the hospital.
After getting me settled in a room at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock, Texas, we began the long, long wait. Here I was thinking wow, now it is just a matter of minutes. Not hardly. Sixteen hours later of hard labor, without any drugs, our precious, MANDY JEAN (named after the book, Mandy and my mother) arrived. Just a side note: At this time I had had a chocolate poodle that was named Mandy, and to this day, people really think that I stooped so low, that I would name my first born after a dog. NOT HARDLY!!!!!
My husband was so cool and steady, that the nurses thought that my brother, Stephen was the dad. For he was the one fussing at the nurses about not giving me any thing for the pain. (What a great brother).
After a stay in the hospital for a few days in a plain room. Nothing like the ladies get today. I finally went home, not to my house, but to my Mother's. We stayed there, for my Mother not only took care of me, but had the time to spoil Mandy. The first grandchild and first great-grandchild. In my day, Mother's took care of the new mother and child. It was so nice having her there to pamper me.
Now, 35 years later, our little Mandy has grown into a lovely lady. She has a heart for the Lord, a great and good-looking husband that we are so proud to call our son-in-law. They together have blessed our lives with 2 sassy, wonderful, and energetic daughters.
Mandy is the first of our four awesome daughters. Over the years, she has become my very best friend, one that I can always count on. If you ever get the opportunity to know her, you will find that she can be a little sassy, straight to the point and a loyal friend.
Mandy always loved playing with the cats, now she can't be around them, due to allergies.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MANDY
WE LOVE YOU BUNCHES