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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Small Stone and A Pocket Full of Gems: Jan 4, 2012




One small stone:
Waves of golden silk cascade down your shoulder, a renaissance girl, (or should I say woman?) in t-shirt and jeans, on a quest for knowledge; you light the world with your enchanting smile.


A pocket full of pebbles for my daughter:

 
Chai…18
Life.
Your life began 18 years ago in the midst of an ice storm, a story you’ve heard many times. We have weathered many storms together since your birth, and know that there will be more as you continue your journey. This is the way of things. This is chai, life. 

Chai…18
Life.
In the fall you will go to college, faced with more independence than you’ve ever known.  We will always be HERE for you to come home to, whenever you need us.



Chai…18
Life.
Happy 18th Birthday beautiful, Belin!
May you always feel the love you were born into surrounding you, filling you, protecting you wherever you go, wherever you are.



24 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful age and number - 18. Chai - to the magic of life! Happy Birthday!

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  2. Happy birthday, beautiful girl -- 18! It's the most exciting time of life. I remember what it was like.

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  3. Wonderful, lovely young woman. Life wide open!

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  4. happy birthday to your beautiful, grown-up daughter! :)

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  5. sooo beautiful. my own daughter is getting ready to begin her last semester of college... and then new paths to walk through after that. and so we stand back, loving them, praying for them.

    happy birthday to a lovely young woman.

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  6. Happy birthday to your lovely daughter! I remember how grown up I felt at 18, but when I look back, I see just how much I still had to learn!

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  7. Laura, Belin is so beautiful. I wish her joy and love.

    Your words remind me of the time before my daughter left home. So sad for me, but a lesson in letting go.

    I've been away from blogging for a while. So glad to be back reading your lovely words. Hope you are doing well.

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  8. you have a beautiful daughter, and the words you chose to describe the passage of life that is seeing her off to college is quite moving.

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  9. As we get older it gets easier to look back and realize how hard it was sometimes to look forward with comfort to our future. Yet here we are, we all move forward in one way or another. Happy birthday to your daughter, you are both blessed with each other.

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  10. What a lovely subject to photograph. Well done.

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  11. she is lovely
    the love she knows
    will always
    save
    her

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  12. she is soooo very beautiful, your words are very touching!!

    loving and letting go....may she always know her way home!!

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  13. Such a beautiful, happy, well-loved girl. Her sense of worth shines in her eyes - you have given her such a strong foundation to build her life on.

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  14. Lovely photos of a lovely daughter. :-)

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  15. Happy birthday, Belin! Such a beautiful girl and name and tribute from mom. Laura, I wonder if she would let you take her senior pictures? Your camera is awesome! xo

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  16. Your daughter is LOVELY! And you took great photos of her too.

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  17. This is touching and I connect with them! She is beautiful and I'm sure she will always have "home" in her heart!

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  18. What a beautiful daughter you have, and how close it seems you two are. One of the greatest gifts we have--a wonderful bond between Mother and daughter. Lovely post. Mickie :)

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  19. What a beautiful tribute to your lovely daughter. Happy Birthday to her. I wear my mother's Chai around my neck.

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  20. She is so love and so beautiful. HBD to her .

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  21. Happy birthday, for you and your daughter! They grow up so fast, don't they? Beautiful post :-)

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  22. ~happy belated birthday chai...my dear friend...such words written to honor and celebrate the life of your little who is now not so little...time goes by so quickly...i can tell through your words the love that it is shared...love that will be with there whereever she is in her life...love that will forever bring her home yearning for such...a blessed day ahead to you and yours...be well and much love light and blessings~

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  23. Tua figlia è veramente uno splendore !!!
    Felice compleanno, anche se in ritardo !!!
    Myriam :)))

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  24. L'chiam to your beautiful daughter! Seeing her through her momma's eyes really brings out an inner beauty and connection that is so precious. Mazel Tov on Berlin's 18th birthday! May the coming year bring much good health, happiness and wonderful adventure!

    She is lovely, dear Laura, simply lovely:)

    Big hugs and lots of love,
    Deb

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