Time to celebrate our second family February birthday!!
Our younger daughter Moira, who is 14 as of today, arrived in the world on the Saturday following Sara's 6th birthday...in fact on the day Sara was having her birthday party! When my mom (or was it my sister?) brought Sara into the hospital later that afternoon to see her newborn baby sister, a very proud Sara declared she was the best birthday present ever!
My sweet Moira has filled my heart and delighted my soul for 14 years now. Her giggles are infectious, her generosity is inspiring, her inner light shines bright. Sometimes the things she says astonish me in their insight and understanding. I am so blessed by her presence in my life! :)
A few photos from various years...
Here she is at age seven, helping out at my grandmother's 80th birthday celebration:
My water baby at age eight in our backyard pool:
Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence:
At the Zoo in Suffolk, England:
And here she is dressed to go as a *Goth* on the Halloween she was eleven:
A self portrait she took while climbing Gros Morne, NL last July: