Today is a special day in history – the day my Dannye Reigh was born, June 10, 1984. She was a bit of a surprise, coming only 13 months after her big brother, but was a joyful addition to our household! I wish I knew where her baby book was; I’d show you her newborn photo. She was so tiny, and came into this world looking so much like her Memaw, Bill’s mom. She had a bit of a rough start, due to the fact that she was allergic to milk products, and we didn’t find out until she was 10 months old. She had all manner of pulmonary issues because of the allergy, and didn’t grow much until after we discovered the problem. She was a good baby, though, and loved her spot in the family.
Dannye Reigh is in the plaid dress – oh, such a dolly!
Dannye put together this tea party for Pamela’s 10th birthday.
She even performed the song, “Sisters, Sisters…” That’s her in the yellow V-yoked dress.
I’ve always said that Dannye was much more like our first born than her older brother – Nathanael was very laid back, sweet-tempered, never bossy, and simply didn’t care what decisions were made, as long as everyone was happy. DanReigh, on the other hand, was very bossy, and while pretty sweet-tempered, she was very decisive and logical. Dan’s motto is “Just Do It!” She’s actually WONDERFUL to have around, because if everyone is standing around like the vultures on “Jungle Book” asking, “What do you wanna do?” “I don’t know…What do YOU wanna do?” Dannye Reigh will go ahead and make a decision! I love that about her!
Dannye Reigh also came forth from the womb loving beauty. She has always loved being a girl, loved fashion, especially shoes! The first time I took her into a shoe store (at least when she was old enough to know where we were) she stopped right in the doorway, gasped, then shouted, “SHOOOOOOES!!!!!” Dannye is very beautiful, and enjoys making others beautiful. I think that’s why she’s a good photographer!
Dannye is such an amazing young woman. She loves her family, her friends, and her Lord. She isn’t afraid of hard work, and while she is still fairly shy, she has learned to get a grip and do what needs to be done.
Dannye Reigh loves children, and is just wonderful with them. She’s pretty no-nonsense, but kids just love her. When my grandbabies come over, I have the easy part – love and spoil ’em! Dan does nearly ALL the hard stuff – bathing, clothing, feeding, even disciplining them (since this Nonnie has a REAL hard time with that part!) They respect Dan, but they look for her immediately when they walk in the door.
There is so much more to this complex daughter of mine, but I don’t think there’s room or time to say everything in my heart, even if I could find the words! The Lord poured out His blessings 29 years ago today, and I am SO grateful!
Happy Birthday, Dannye Reigh! I hope this is the best one so far!!!