Thursday, January 24, 2008
As a teenager I had a vision of who I was going to marry and what my kids would look like. Don't we all? I imagined myself marrying someone tall, dark and handsome and having lots of blue-eyed boys. The first half came true. As for the second half, I have one boy (still can't tell you what his eye color is) and three brown-eyed girls. I grew up in a family of six blue-eyed kids and we received lots of attention for our eye color. I remember one time in particular when we were summoned by the neighbor to come over so that a visiting grandma could ooo and aah over our eye color. I felt it was really important that I pass this trait along. When my first girl was born, I convinced myself for almost a year that her eyes were blue-they did start blue. My brother still likes to look at her very brown eyes and tease me about how blue they are. I didn't even question the color of the second girl, her eyes turned dark brown very quickly, but found myself on the third trying to convince myself once again that I had passed along the recessive blue gene. It's taken almost nine months but I realize I have yet another brown-eyed girl. Here's the best part. I wouldn't want it any other way!! I love looking at their different shades of brown and how beautiful each girl is and just feel so stinken' blessed! And even though I didn't get my handful of blue-eyed boys, I have my one strapping son and I love him to pieces. Just goes to show you that life doesn't always turn out the way you planned it-it turns out even better than you could have imagined. With that, I'm excited to blog about both the brown and the blue-eyed members of the family and to share with you all the little miracles we experience in our lives. Here's to you Steph!