Over the past thirty days I've shared "through the years images" of my daughter in pre-celebration of her thirtieth birthday, which is today.
Over the past thirty years my daughter and I (and the rest of the family) have shared much, as you may imagine. She has been the source of some of my greatest joys and the opposite.
Over the past thirty days I have come to recall some moments of the last thirty years, sparking wonder-filled conversations and laughter.
Over the past thirty years I have helped my daughter navigate; learning as I taught.
Over the past thirty days, as I've re-visited words and images I am reminded of the tenacity of her spirit,
the expanse of her personality, the quality of her character.
Over the past thirty years there have been ups and downs. We survived, I believe because we have been able to talk. And write what may have proven difficult to verbalize.
Over the past thirty days I re-visited the large and small celebrations; remembering how we've cheered each other's triumphs. Here's to the happiest of happy days today, tomorrow, and beyond.