Today is Autumn's birthday!! Autumn came in to our lives when she was a freshman in high school....today she turns 24 and in 3 months and 10 days she will become our daughter-in-law.
She moved to the area from Orlando and she and Davey became friends immediately. The first day they met...when she said she was a Miami Dolphin's fan he jokingly said, "Will you marry me?" Lol. Davey played highschool baseball and she became the trainer so they were always together. They never dated, but everyone said they were the "Class Couple" that were never a couple. (Smile) When they exchanged senior pictures....he again, jokingly wrote on the back of his..."Can't wait till the day we're married".
He graduated and went off to college, she graduated and moved back to Florida with her dad. His second year of college we went to Cocoa Beach for his spring training and he told us Autumn was driving down to watch a game. Yay!!! They've been together ever since. (Smile) For two and a half years they flew back and forth every 5-6 weeks for a weekend together. She finally moved back to PA so they could start their lives together....their love and their committment has been so amazing.
Last May at a beautiful park in Central PA, they got engaged. We love her like a daughter and are so happy to welcome her officially to our family this July.
As a mom...it makes my heart so happy to know that someone loves your son as much as you do. The kindness and respect that she displays towards him sometimes brings me to tears. She's an amazing young woman....she's a graduate of Penn State and a first grade teacher! She lights up a room with her smile and her drive for perfection sometimes makes me wonder if she's not really MY daughter. Lol
Next year I will buy a card that says Happy Birthday to My Daughter-In-Law....but today I love and celebrate her like she's my daughter!! Happy Birthday Autumn! Xo!