This is truly exciting, because after this year I plan on celebrating the anniversary of turning 29, for years to come. Without going on about how icky I could potentially feel about being almost done with my 20′s, I give you a very special birthday treat: a post written by my parents.
I asked dear Mom and Dad if they would contribute and within 6 hours their post came, ready to go! I wish I inherited their readiness and punctuality. As a side note, before you read, I only had the privilege of knowing one of my grandparents – my Grandma Anna. I cherished my time with her and am proud to read what is below.
And so, here’s what Betty and Marty (don’t you just adore their names?) had to say about the baby of their family, me:
Vicki – From the View of her Parents:
We named her after her two grandmas Victoria and Anna. In our mind we hoped that she would do credit to her heritage and memory of her grandmas, who worked hard and had the great respect as ones who helped others. You never know what your child will do, but hope to instill some values that will serve to help your child as well as help others. values of a work ethic and assistance to others, like her grandmas.
Growing up she captured the attention of many folks. To illustrate, many wanted her to watch their little ones before she was even out of grade school! What a good sitter for all those children in our neighborhood. She gearned her “baby sitter’s certificate” at age 11 or 12, who knows exactly the age because it seemed like everyone wanted to have Vicki babysit with her games and planned activities. We wondered who this little business person and educator was.
In her senior year of high school she was president of chorus and showed great leadership abilities. She could sing. But more so, she was a leader and knew how to take care of others; like grandmas do.
Then she wanted to be a teacher. How proud she made her mom, who is a teacher at a local community college. Graduation from college and then on to a second grade teaching assignment. Again taking care of children. Like Grandma.
Now the wedding bells are on their way. Hopefully God will shine upon you and give you children of your own. Then a few children for Vicki’s children. Vicki then as a grandma.
Love you, and we are proud of you because you are you.
Mom & Dad