Friday, October 3, 2008

How I got my diamond earrings

Another cool story about my son, since his birthday was yesterday. When I got pregnant with him, 23 years ago, we called my in-laws in January before he was born in October, and told them the good news. Since this was probably the last chance for my father-in-law to get a grandson, he made me a deal. His birthday is October 2, so he said if I gave him a grandson on his birthday, he would buy me Diamonds! Well it was fate or something, cause I was due the middle of October, but since they thought I might be having twins, I had an ultrasound in June and they moved my due date to the last week of September.

I couldn't believe it, but my water broke at Midnight on October 1st and he was born at 7:45 October 2. As soon as I was back in my room, that morning, I called my father-in-law in Denver and told him "He better go shopping". 5 Hours later he showed up with a pair of diamond earrings and a football for his grandson who shares his birthday. They are really close and has spent their birthday together most every year.

And I got my Diamonds! This is a picture of the two of them in Alaska this past summer.


dkuroiwa said...

My goodness but it seems like just yesterday that we were oohing and aahing over those earrings...they are pretty!!!
~~sigh~~How is it that these kids keep getting older and yet...WE are still in our 30's?!?! It's amazing!!
Hope you had a great weekend!!!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

This is a great story!

What a handsome son you have. I have a 24-year-old and 22-year-old daughter (my oldest is an October baby too).

Happy Birthday to your son! And good job on those earrings.

Janet said...

what a great way to get jewelry! And your Dad AND son are both adorable :-)

Sheeshintx said...

Oh wow. What a wonderful story! Great picture, very handsome men!