Kayla’s 10th Birthday

10/19/2014 — 7 Comments


Well, my Granddaughter, Kayla is now ten years old. I remember the day she was born like it was yesterday.

I was standing outside of the delivery room with my ear to the door listening for some sound. Then I heard my daughter Kathy exclaim, “Aha” having seen Kayla for the first time. I passed out and crumpled to the floor. It was a good thing the floor was carpeted.

When my eyes opened, people were milling about, happily discussing “The Great Event.”

My daughter, Kathy, had been looking forward to this day for a long time. She is a beautiful woman and fun to be around, but wasn’t having much luck finding a likely father for the baby she longed to have. The years went by and she dated some boys, but none of them were “The one.” It is difficult to find a suitable partner, in this day and age. I kept encouraging her saying, “Kathy, don’t settle. Mr, right would come along. Trust me!”

A decade went by and, still, there was no one that could cut the muster. then, my prayers were answered! Kathy introduced me to a boy named Michael. He was right under her nose and she hadn’t seen him. You see, Michael was working for years at the same company Kathy did, Telecom International, in West Lake California. And unbeknownst to Kathy, Michael had been pining over her for quite some time. Finally, he gathered up his courage and ask Kathy out.

When she brought him home to meet me, as she had with so many others, I knew right away that Michael was “The one.” But the decision was hers, not mine!

Then the two of them went off on a weekend alone. On one of those days, Kathy and Michael were walking along a beach when Michael presented her with a ring and popped the question. I was so proud that the first person she called was me, her dad. After all the growing pains and conflict that fathers and daughters go through, she had called me to give me the good news. Words cannot describe the feeling of pride that came over me!

Kayla was conceived on the second night of their honeymoon. I guess Michael and Kathy were too pooped to pop after the extravaganza of a wedding we had for them!

Now, Kayla is ten.

There may be someone who is having a better life than we are, but I can’t imagine who that is!

I am Kip Addotta


7 responses to Kayla’s 10th Birthday

  1. Tell Kayla happy birthday. Also, tell her if she has that face and the wind changes, she will have that face for every.

  2. Andrew Johnson 10/19/2014 at 17:11

    How cool!!

  3. Susie Doing 10/19/2014 at 18:32

    I still have at least 10 yrs. to go before grandchildren ( I hope) but I am looking forward to them. This is a great story, Kip. :)

  4. Dinny Chisholm 10/19/2014 at 22:40

    Kayla is a beauty, also extremely smart, athletic, and funny! She is on her way to being a great lady! The party was fun.

  5. cousin Jim 10/20/2014 at 02:11

    Have been in hopspital and now in nursing home and catching up on my email. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. My grandson, Nate, was 10 on June 01 2014.

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