She is kind.
She is thoughtful.
She is sensitive.
She is heartfelt.
She is creative.
She gives. She shares. She teaches. She learns. She grows.
In everything she does, she creates space. For creative expression. To be heard. To be seen. To be felt. To be known. For herself and for others.
She writes. She sings. She dances. She paints.
With every ounce of her being, she is Love. Loving. Loveable and loved.
She is my eldest daughter and from the moment I first felt her being stirring within my body, I have loved her with all my heart.
Today, she turns 31.
It is hard to imagine that 31 years have passed since she took her first breath outside the protective womb of my body and began the journey into growing into the amazing woman she is today. That it’s been 31 years since she first cast her web of loving delight upon the world, a web that she continuously spins full of heartfelt living, love and thoughtful wonder.
Thirty-one years ago today, I fell in love so completely, I have never come out from under the spell. I don’t want to. Loving Alexis has been a journey through time and space and understanding and growing and learning more and more every day about what it means to love unconditionally.
Being her mother has taught me how to let go of my fear I will never do it right, or be enough. To apologize and forgive and make amends and keep loving through it all. She has shown me how to fearlessly give into the one thing that connects us; through stormy nights and sun-filled days and all the weather in-between. Because, loving Alexis has taught me there is no end to love between a mother and her daughter.
Thank you my darling daughter for being your amazing self. Happy Birthday!