Wednesday, September 22, 2010

27 Years

Lindsey’s blog has been hi-jacked!

It’s been hi-jacked by her Mom because today is her birthday! Happy 27th Birthday to Lindsey!! Let’s see, where do I begin? Since I’ve never blogged, I can’t say….This is what she’s doing since the last blog so I guess I’ll start at the beginning!

On this day in 1983, the Lord blessed us with the sunshine of our lives!

Her childhood was filled with every activity available, including dance, piano, twirling, painting, Girl Scouts, church groups, softball, basketball and pets of all kinds! Needless to say, she kept us busy.

Then came the teenage years! They were filled with youth group activities, majorette”ing” and the normal teen girl drama!! She learned to drive and that opens up a new chapter. That poor Volkswagen Beetle! I’m still hearing stories that are new to me. (which I’d rather not know, even now)

Lindsey graduated high school in May 2002. That was a day to celebrate! Whew…..high school was over! I don’t know who was happier, me or her! That senior year was, well let’s say a time she asserted her independence and included the ONLY time I had to conference with one of her teachers!!

Then came time for her to leave our nest. She moved to Ft. Worth, Texas to attend Texas Christian University. That day she drove down our driveway is a day I’ll never forget. I’d never been more proud and sad at the same time. She left a small town where she’d lived her whole life as an only child and headed to the big city and a dorm! I know there were days that she wanted to come home but she didn’t. She survived her freshman year in the dorm and then moved into an apartment where she was much happier. She graduated a proud Horned Frog in 2006!

At this point, she moved to Dallas to enroll in TWU’s Occupational Therapy program. She had found her calling! It was during the first few months there that she reconnected with a childhood friend from home, aka Jon Richey!! Needless to say, I was thrilled! I love the Richey family! I thought….YES, the man I’ve prayed for her entire life AND he’s from New Boston!! He is really and truly Mr. Wonderful!! They married on September 1, 2007. She graduated OT school in December 2008 and soon became….are you ready…….EMPLOYEED!!

On November 8, 2009 my sweet daughter gave birth to my granddaughter! Adeline Blythe Richey and made me a Nana! She is best thing that’s come into my life since September 24, 1983!

Since you read this blog you know the rest.

I hope you’ve enjoyed traveling down Lindsey Whittington Richey Memory Lane.


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope you have a great day! : )

  2. Awwwe! It looks like I'm late, but Happy Birthday Lindsey!! I enjoyed the post from your mom. Such sweet pictures!!

  3. What a sweet birthday present from your Mom!! Hope you have a fabulous day!

  4. Super Sweet Momma Jill....I loved every bit of it :)