oh dear naomi, sweet little birdie from years ago, so warm and strong. you were determined as a baby, curious and independent you grew…to now.
we were blessed with the presence of all four grandparents here for tasty appetizers followed by a daddy-caught rainbow trout feast followed by a birthday cake that proves there are young ones helping.
we’ve brought cupcakes to small group, chips and juice to 4th grade, opened presents, wished the slight headaches away (though micah hasn’t been successful…he’s been home with oma for two days with fever too)…
and tonight naomi looked in my eyes and said, i am happy
i do not take these words for granted. not one bit. when i lit the candles on her cake tonight, i was determined to use one match. i couldn’t. it would have burned my finger if i insisted on holding on. this is a time to let go and trust it will be better than holding on too tightly.