For This Child I prayed.

March 25, 2011 at 10:40 am (Memories)

29 years ago, at 9:54 a.m., the little girl of my heart was born.  She weighed 6 pounds.  I had an easy labor.  My water broke at 10:00 p.m.  My Momma came over and told me not to take a bath (I don’t know why I remember that) 🙂   DannyO (who was riding to Mine #78 with buddies) rushed home.  They hit a skunk.   I only had to push for 2 hours or so.  I broke all the capillaries on my neck and face.

Precious Amanda and her Daddy

We named her Amanda Joy.  She truly given us a lifetime of JOY.  She was a fussy baby.  People would come to visit us and then leave because they couldn’t talk over her screaming.  I couldn’t soothe her, but her Daddy could.  He’d hoist her on to his shoulder, her belly on his shoulder blade and walk and walk and walk.

Enjoying Cake at Meme's

Amanda and Brent

We were singing at the time.  Esther, Aunt Lorraine or Jo would watch her.  She joined us on stage when she was 3.  When she was 5, we had an open sing at Pike.  When it was her time to sing, she stood on the bench and announced loudly for all to hear, “I’m not singing until I’m seven!”  I said, “Okay.”  And that was that!

I have posted many pictures on my FB profile so her friends can see them.  However, some of my favorites are of her singing as a young adult.

Amanda's senior recital

Singing at Libby's wedding

I spent hours and hours making this Rainbow bright costume

Me and Amanda

Amanda Joy Olsavsky ~~ for this child I prayed.



  1. Ed McGuire said,

    Wow isn’t God faithful….she has a strong call on her life…..believing for your healing….thank you

  2. brownswissmomma said,

    Oh I love that girl so 😉 So glad she came!

  3. Danielle said,

    Aw, so sweet!

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