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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March Forth

I've always thought March fourth was a great day to march forth.

It's our daughter Jill's birthday, the day she marched forth into this world. She was born on a Sunday evening in 1973.  That makes her older than she wants to be, but she has made good use of those years.  As I like to say about myself, and my age, she has earned those years. 


After graduation from high school, Jill completed her BA in Education in three years, going summers, straight through.  She began her teaching career with fits and starts, doing a lot of long term substituting.  At the same time she began her Masters Degree program and completed it a few years later. She taught steadily, in primary grades and elementary PE.

In her 27th year she relocated to Colorado, where she taught first grade, married, and gave birth to our two wonderful grandchildren. 

Three years ago she brought her family back to Seattle, where she began teaching first grade in the Highline School District, near where she grew up.  Unfortunately her marriage did not survive the move, and she became a single mother. She bought a house which she has made into a great home for her family. 

Jill has taught for about 20 years now.  She is a teacher, a soccer playing soccer mom, a hiker and mountain climber, an instructor with the Mountaineers, a sports fan, and an amazing mother.  She is one very busy person.

She is a daughter who makes us proud.

Happy Birthday, Jill!


15 comments:

  1. Your Jill is one very beautiful, accomplished, smart, strong woman, Linda. You and Tom have every reason to be proud. Happy, happy birthday to Jill!

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  2. Oh, yes! I do agree with Kay and you and Tom do have every reason to be SO proud of her!! Wishing Jill a very Happy Birthday from Portland!!

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  3. Lovely and gifted young woman. Hope her birthday is everything she wants it to be.

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  4. Quite a beautiful lady. Thanks for sharing, and happy birthday!

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  5. Congratulations to Mom and Dad!

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  6. She is a wonder, and she certainly lives up to the date of her birth. She does march forth. I suspect she is very much like her mother. Happy birthday to Jill.

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  7. She's a beautiful and accomplished young woman and certainly gives you many reasons to be proud! You and Tom obviously did a stellar job raising her. Happy birthday, Jill!

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  8. Yes, Happy Birthday, Jill! She's a beautiful person, and it seems like she learned how to be a wonderful mom from her own. It sort of boggles my mind that she was born in 1973 and has already been teaching 20 years. Yikes! Where does the time go? :-)

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  9. She is a beautiful woman and you have every right to be proud. Good genes and proper rearing will tell every time.
    Happy Birthday Jill.

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  10. lovely photo of an accomplished daughter!

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  11. Happy birthday Jill. I hope you have a great day.

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  12. Jill is beautiful. I just love her long hair. Happy birthday Jill.

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  13. Happy birthday, Jill.
    Aloha from Hawaii.

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