Thirty one. She may think that's a lot of years but not I. Those years seem so short. Is it possible that it was thirty one years ago I first saw her sweet face and fell in love with her? Because that's exactly how it was - thunk. Hard. But so sweet. As I write this evening I remember laying in the bed after she was born and all was quiet. Only new Eden and I in the room. I looked at her face as I held her close and felt overwhelmed with joy to have this daughter, to feel the power and gentle warmth that is Eden. She had a presence even then - so distinct that both David and I felt it clearly - and it has never wavered. What a privilege to be her mother, to have the joy of learning with her, to see her grow into a most amazing woman. She is one of the very best things in my life - and so today I "share" her, a little bit.
She is beautiful in every way. Most often behind rather than in front of the camera, she sees and captures the beauty in others. I am so proud of her talent. She is fun, sensitive, warm, strong, firm, spiritual, faithful, loyal, loving, witty, stylish, clever, thoughtful, careful, .... I know I am her mother but I am also her friend . I know her well and see her clearly - she is all of those things and more. If you are blessed to know her, you know that too.
Happy Birthday Sweetie. I love you....so much!!