History was made on December 9, 1986 when a sweet baby girl came into the world!
She is my second born and I loved her the second I saw her…
Amanda Kristine Starling
arrived on a Tuesday at 6:06 PM weighing in at 8 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 21 inches long.
It was in this stocking that I brought my Christmas baby home with me on the following day.
Her sister, Stephanie took to her right away…
And they have been best friends ever since.
Amanda is my “middle child” whom I recognized in the post National Middle Child Day. And as mentioned in that post, SHE IS an adventurer.
With each passing year, there was something new she wanted to try.
there was dance
then tee ball
then piano lessons,
Although Amanda has an extremely easy going personality, rarely showing excitement, she has always taken advantage of every opportunity to try something new.
She has just about done it all!
Amanda is a smart girl and one of the most self-motivated people I know.
It was Amanda that encouraged our homeschooling experience and accelerated into ninth grade school work with her older sister, so her teacher, aka Mom, would only need to manage one grade level.
Amanda graduated from high school as she was on the brink of earning her AA degree.
And went on to earn a Master’s degree… with honors.
Daughter, Granddaughter, Sister, Niece, Cousin, Aunt, Friend, Coworker, Adventurer, Athlete, Scholar…
Amanda has worn many hats
and the one that is most special…
simply my sweet baby girl!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMANDA!
I am proud to be your Mom!