Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Time Flies

Nothing makes me feel older than when my first born has a birthday. Jenny was born just a few months before I turned 24. I was not planning on having children, so that was old for a new mother back in the early 70's. By today's standards I was young, but back in the late 60's, half my graduating high school class had babies within a year or two of graduation.

I was quite taken with the dark haired actress Jennifer O'Neil in the most popular movie at that time, Summer of '42, which is why my first born was named Jennifer...along with every other girl baby that year! I imagined a sweet baby girl with dark brown eyes and dark, dark hair. That's exactly what I got. My sweet baby Jenny.

Her sisters have lighter hair (one is light brown, the other is blond) and lighter eyes (hazel and gray) -- no two alike, despite being from the same mother and father. I wonder if I had imagined Jenny with different coloring would she still have had dark hair and dark brown eyes all her life? I really do believe in the power of your subconscious mind!

I don't think any other name would've suited her. From the moment I knew she was there, she was always a perfect Jenny to me. Happy Birthday pretty girl! Boy do I feel old.


  1. Interesting. I've always thought of Jaysa and Jenn as having the same coloring. And who has gray eyes? And who has hazel eyes? Jaysa's are brown and mine are green.

  2. Happy Birthday to your baby girl Jenny!

  3. Time does fly by fast...Happy Birthday to Jenny!

  4. Jaimee: I cracked up when I read your comment because when I think of you I guess my mind goes right to Lily (Jaimee's 2 year old if you don't know her) and I guess our conversation about her eyes turning gray caused my brain to malfunction! Sorry. I know your eyes are green.

  5. Mom, just don't tell Lily she has gray eyes or you will get scolded for sure. "My eyes are green like my mama's."

  6. Yeah, my eyes are just boring brown. But Mom is right that they are not the same brown as Jenn's. Her's are super dark and mind are just muddy looking. Mike's eyes are hazel. Maybe she was thinking of her "son."

    Happy birthday Nenny!