Thursday, February 6, 2014























Happy 25th birthday to my beautiful daughter....
From the time I was a teenager...
I had a name picked out for a baby girl...
she was going to be Cassandra Nicole...
call her Cassie...
up until I was 4 or 5 months along...
I was sticking to this...
then my Hubby said he didn't like the name Cassandra...
we were watching a movie...
I don't even know what the name of it was...
There was a girl named Jodi on it...
she was a bit of a girlie girl...a bit of a Tomboy..
so Jodi is what we went with...
Nicole is after a friend of mine from when I was a child...
she was such a sweet...pretty girl...
I just loved her...and her name....
well when our sweetie was born...
we knew right away she was no Cassie...
she was a Jodi...
she was born giving everyone instructions...
I had a C-section...I remember when the Dr. held her up........
she looked around at everyone....
almost like she was telling them what they should be doing...
she was a sweet baby...
but she had her own ideas about how things should be done...
she loved having her photo taken from the very beginning...
had her own style...never really cared what others thought...
or if she did...she never let anyone know about it...
when she was 4 or 5 years old...
at her brothers baseball games...she would be organizing
the other kids for games...kids way older than her...
they just did what the sassy little girl told them to do...
she was a teacher from the beginning...
she loved dance from the first class she took...
she was not quite 2 when she started...
she didn't go their to play...
she wanted to learn...
she was demonstrating classes by the time she was 5 or 6...
she tried soccer...not her thing...
she tried softball...she loved softball...
was really good at it too...
she would get hit with the ball...keep on playing...
but she had to make a decision...
Dance or Ball...
well Dance won...
she took one short summer off from Dance..
she could not wait to get back...
she has never taken another break...
always dancing or teaching dance...
she started a dance program when she was 12...
it lasted for 7 years...
all volunteer...
she even lived in Argentina for 6 weeks...
taking dance and Spanish...
didn't know a sole when she got their...
but made friends for life...
We are so proud of the women she has become...
she can put on a pair of high heels and a dress...
or she can have cutoffs and a ball cap...
she fits in both worlds...
what more can you ask for....
We love you to the moon and back....
 
 


7 comments:

Jeanie said...

Great pictures and great memories. Happy birthday to your special girl.

TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday to your jodi girl. :)

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Wow ! Great pics - transformation of a cute little baby to a charming young lady. Happy Birthday to her !

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Happy Birthday to your Jodi!! hugs to her mom! How quickly they grow up! blessings ~ tanna

Sandra said...

the photos are a perfect tribute to her 25 years and proof postive she has loved dancing her whole life. Happy Birthday almost Cassandra, but Jodi it is. all my life i told my mother i was changing my name from Sandra to Cassandra when i reached 18, i never did it though.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love seeing all the photos, so cute.....Happy 25th Birthday Jodi!

Michaele said...

What a fantastic tribute! Glad I looked back and didn't miss this. Wonderful! Happy Birthday Jodi!!
p.s. I love that name too.