Birthday: Feb 27, 2018

By February 27, 2018 July 19th, 2019 Journey

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”


On what would be my beautiful daughter’s 27th birthday I find myself reflecting on her spirit of adventure.  Overnight camp at 7 (at her insistence).  Traveling abroad alone at 14. Making sure to put at least 5 states between home and college. Living alone in her first apartment. She wasn’t fearless, but she pursued what she wanted in spite of any fears. She was determined to live the life of her dreams, and for 23 years she did. Today I should be giving her a box wrapped in shiny paper and bows. Instead, my gift is to promise to strive to overcome my fears every day and live the life of my dreams, for her and with her.

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  • janie says:

    For you and Sophie . . . who lived fully her years here with you . . . loving and living BIG !

    I arise today

    In the name of Silence
    Womb of the Word
    In the name of Stillness
    Home of Belonging
    In the name of Solitude,
    Of the Soul and the Earth.

    I arise today

    Blessed by all things,
    Wings of breath,
    Delight of eyes,
    Wonder of whisper
    Intimacy of touch,
    Eternity of soul,
    Urgency of thought,
    Miracle of health,
    Embrace of God.

    May I live this day

    Compassionate of heart,
    Clear in word,
    Gracious in awareness,
    Courageous in thought,
    Generous in love.

    May I have the courage today
    to live the life that I would love,
    to postpone my dream no longer
    but do at last what I came here for
    and waste my heart on fear no more.

  • Mickey says:

    I promise to keep Sophia in my heart for the rest of my life. But today, she will be front and center in my mind all day…..

    All my love,

  • Jan Luton says:

    Sohia’s Birthday is next to mine.
    She was a beautiful child. I remember you telling me she looked like your sister. You are always in my prayers!
    Love you and Mike