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My oldest is 34 today – What is that all about

Today is January 3, 2016.

34 years ago the announcement that may have been printed in the local paper would have said, “Mr Teddy Burriss & his lovely wife Rebecca (aka Bum) are the proud parents of a bouncing baby girl.”

Jessie

I asked them not to print that because I had yet to see our newborn baby bounce. And, Rebecca did not want me to test her.

True story – As an infant, I dropped her once and I was not testing the bounce theory.

Fast forward to yesterday when this observation of being the Father of a 34 year old really hit me.

I decided to look back at the past 34 years and review the memories.

Here are the ones that came to mind the quickest, not necessarily in chronological order:

  • 8lbs, 1 oz, 21.5″ long, ear is red from doctor using forceps, no birth marks
  • very alert, as if to be asking “who is that loud guy?”
  • blue eyes, ultimately blond hair at year 1
  • Ronald Regan was our President
  • loved to put food in her hair
  • Loves mashed potatoes
  • face plant at the pool
  • cousins
  • burb-bottom
  • loves to help mom cook
  • Dad hung Aubrey (the doll)
  • at Fireworks – ‘change the channel please’
  • “I’ll have Chicken nuggets and for my two sides I’ll have mashed potatoes and mashed potatoes”
  • Made me smile day one and still today
  • Short curly hair as a child
  • She loves (loved?) mismatched clothes
  • Play music and she danced. More like her mommy, not her daddy
  • Put a crayon or pencil in her hand and she smiled as she wrote words
  • She loves to learn
  • She loves the teachers who care to teach her
  • She asks lots of questions
  • She was as beautiful as a child as she is today
  • No, she did not have me wrapped around her little finger
  • I gave her my favorite little car
  • Miss curfew and Mom will run down the sidewalk in her big fluffy yellow robe & curlers in her hair to yell at you and your boy friend
  • She was clear and precise at finding her life partner. Skips celebrations on Leap Year since 2000
  • Her husband is a good choice.
  • The trials and tribulations of becoming a tenant. Slum lords suck
  • Love pushes you to achieve lots of goals, including your husband’s US Citizenship. It was all him, but with a good women behind him
  • Early Home Owner  because you built your Credit Score
  • You became a fabulous mommy in development on 5/13/2003
  • “What do you hear?”, “I hear two”, “two what”, “heart beats”, “where”, in there”, “in her?”….
  • A business woman has Focus, Passion, Desire, Attitude, Ability, Purpose, Goal, Compassion, Faith and never lets anything stop her from building a thriving business that changes peoples lives in a positive way
  • Landlord, Home Owner & Mortgage Banker
  • Yeah, we’ll have 4 children
  • Your family is my family, let’s do what we can to help them
  • Our home is their home
  • We are responsible for her success because we brought her to our home. We’ll treat her like our daughter.
  • Tippy
  • Becca
  • Rosie
  • Bubble Lips
  • Hard work is only for those who don’t love their business
  • Yes baby, we’ll move to Raleigh because you love your job
  • Tree
  • Luge in the back yard in the winter
  • Walking in the blizzard
  • Can I play with the computer Daddy?
  • What is the Internet and how do you make money using it?
  • Myrtle
  • GrandWeWaps
  • Dad bought a bra
  • Boss & Leader
  • Entrepreneur
  • Activist
  • Writer
  • Why is Izzy crying now?
  • Columnist
  • If the answer should be yes, she’ll not take no for an answer.
  • Smart
  • Sassy
  • Frugal
  • Moola Saving Mom is a success!
  • Strategist
  • Happy
  • Loving

My daughter – Jessie Lee.

I am a blessed Man. I have four beautiful smart, compassionate daughters. Each raising their own family. Being a Blessed Dad kicked off for me 34 years ago.

Happy Birthday Jessie

I love you

Dad

Here are some images that sparked my memories