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To my daughters...

I read this quotation on Barb's blog and absolutely love it!

"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."~ Neil Gaiman

I share these wonderful words on my own blog in honour of my darling daughters as they begin a new year of school/university...full of hopes and promise, reuniting with old friends and connecting with new friends, finding new ways to express themselves, growing into their talents. They are all I could imagine and more! ♥

A favourite photo (from our 2007 trip to Venice):
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Comments (7)

sandrac:

Anne, what a fantastic photo, and a fantastic souvenir for you all to look back on and enjoy in the years to come!

Darren:

Hi Anne,

You must feel blessed to have two such beautiful daughters. Hope they (and you) have a great year. My own daughter is entering her second year at McMaster University in Hamilton. Here's good luck to all our daughters. Cheers.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Anne, what a sweet post! I love the quote from Barb's blog and the photo of your two beautiful daughters. What an exciting time for them to begin a new school year. All the best to you and your family.

Have a great day today!

Barb Cabot:

Dear Anne, I feel as though I know you. Well in some ways I have come to know you through your blog. If we lived in the same city i think we'd become good friends. I love this quote as well. your daughters are beautiful and I love this photo. It's joyous! It is the perfect quote for them. Wonderful post!

Anne:

Sandra, we had such a wonderful time on the gondola ride. I know some regard the experience as a tourist ripoff, but going with the girls was priceless! I'm thrilled to have such a great photo of them enjoying the ride!

Darren, daughters are indeed blessings, aren't they? I hope your daughter enjoys her second year at McMaster. It's my Sara's second year too (Dalhousie in Halifax). As I recall from my university days (way back when!), the courses are far more interesting once you get the first year introductory stuff out of the way.

Kathy - yes they are very excited! M was also a bit anxious this morning (first day back), not knowing if any of her friends would be in her class. I know she'll be fine and can't wait to hear about her day! :)

Barb, what a lovely thing to say, and I feel sure you are right! Your blog always strikes a chord in my heart, of a shared sense of celebrating life's joys and wonders. I'm glad we are at least connected through our blogs, if not in person!

What a great photo and memory! Wonderful quote also!

Anne:

girasoli, I am so glad we took the girls to Italy! Lots of amazing memories that will last our lifetimes!

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