i knew of you before you were even born.
a sweet someone named claire asked about a gift certificate for your mama because there was a baby shower for *you* coming up.
so it’s always especially meaningful to see you. and you’ve got a good squad.
i’m apt to brag a bit about your mama – on every occasion i’ve been around her she’s been deeply present, generous and grounded in her love for her people – you and mitch. her parents and family. so i happen to think you’ve struck gold.
you’ve got so many more milestones to go – but i hope that this one is marked by learning about this world you occupy and what fascinates you.
and in case you need a suggestion this thursday for something crazy awesome about our planet, here it is in two words: bioluminescent microorganisms ;)
glad we share this awesome world and hope your double digit year is as exceptional as you are.
with warmth, -melanie-
p.s. when i see this image of you with your mom, it makes me think of the word cherished.