Today's is Ava's birthday. It is a day to hold your children close to you, to love them as hard as you possibly can. Here is a poem that Sheye shared on her blog today. It takes my breath away, as does the video of Ava.
let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me learn from you,
bless you before you depart.
Let me not pass you by
in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
Let me hold you while I may,
for it may not always be so.
One day I shall dig my nails into the earth,
or bury my face in the pillow,
or stretch myself taut,
or raise my hands to the sky and want,
more than all the world, your return.
~Mary Jean Iron
Happy birthday, Super Prinncess. A pink post for you.