make a wish


i celebrated a birthday this week.  as the clock chimed midnight into my birthday, i was skyping with a friend, and she wished me a happy birthday.  then she and her son sang to me, from a world away, and yet i felt like i was getting a big birthday hug.  i went to sleep for a few hours.  i woke up, took a shower, and let the water run over me.  i felt like something big was going to happen.  my birthday felt like it was going to be the start of something huge.  i had no idea what, but i felt it.  later that day, i made a joke with a couple of friends that this next trip around the sun was going to be a wild ride.  and already, in the few days since my birthday, my prediction has rung true.  way beyond anything i could have imagined.  the little lady and i were given a tremendous gift.  it was given with such pure friendship, generosity, and love.  it makes me tear up, in complete joy, that i am so fortunate to have people in my life that love my daughter and i with such depth.  and it just so happens that this gift has been a dream of mine for years.  so, i am kicking off this trip around the sun with a dream coming true.  here’s to living boldly and celebrating life!


“and, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

~ p. coelho, the alchemist


4 Comments on “make a wish

  1. You deserve it all! I loved reading this because it was like a huge anticipation. Like what’s the dream? Does it have to do with travel. I only imagine it might? I’m the type you have to spell it out to. Happy Birthday to an awesome human being! Hey, you and my D-man have close birthdays, I know how amazing he is and I also have three very close long time friends with September birthdays. I think I’m drawn to you types because you all are so different from me. I have lots to admire in the September personality.

    • yes, yes, we will be traveling!! i will definitely fill you in with all the details soon! i feel like i want to spend a lot of time sharing all my emotions around this in this blog space and yet, my world is a bit of a tornado lately, and i’m not finding that time i need just yet to give this the attention it deserves here. perhaps yet another reason why we have been blessed with such a gift. a time to renew. . .

      and heck yeah for september birthdays!!!

    • …your writing conjures up a sense of mudita (sanskrit for experiencing joy for the happiness of others)

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