What's goin' on in your neck of the woods?
here she is with a good portion of her nieces and all of her nephews....
with brand-new Molly
Happy Birthday to you (belated), Happy Birthday to you (sorry so late), Happy Birthday, dear Emilie, Happy Birthday to you!!
Are you really FIFTEEN? that just doesn't seem possible.
She was born late into a Wednesday evening, early Thursday morning (3/3/94) in that year...in the start of our fourth month of marriage, and also, consequently the same day I took a prego test and found out I'd be birthin' a baby six months from then...I remember vividly all the feelings and thoughts that I experienced, being around her, meeting the midwives of my Mom in law, who would lovingly become my midwives...and it doesn't seem possible that I've gone on, since that day, to have FIVE of the most awesome natural birthing experiences, Five of the MOST awesome kids...
and I can't help but feel a tad melancholy because that season in my life is over.
don't get me wrong, folks. I'm relieved, blessed, glad that it is. but it's bittersweet.
that's all. Emilie, this is what I always "feel" when your birthday rolls around...it reminds me of birth and beginnings, journeys.
More later...gotta go plug in the diffuser of Eucalyptus for hacking, itching, coughing children. Oh, spring, please be around the corner.