Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Happy 21st Birthday, Sophie Girl!

March 8, 1996


I have never loved someone the way I love you
I have never seen a smile like yours
And if you grow up to be king or clown or pauper
I will say you are my favorite one in town
I have never held a hand so soft and sacred
When I hear your laugh I know heaven's key
And when I grow to be a poppy in the graveyard
I will send you all my love upon the breeze
And if the breeze won't blow your way
I will be the sun
And if the sun won't shine your way
I will be the rain
And if the rain won't wash away
All your aches and pains
I will find some other way
To tell you you're okay
You're okay
You're okay
You're okay
You're okay
You're okay
You're okay.

My Brightest Diamond




















There'll be donuts at school and a big party on Friday night. It's been twenty-one years, people. Stay tuned.

26 comments:

  1. Staying tuned. And if that's not the most beautiful picture in the world, I don't know what is.
    Happy birthday, Sophie! Happy birth day, mama.

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  2. Happy birthday dear Sophie. Dear mermaid. Dear sacred girl.

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  3. Happy, happy birthday beautiful Sophie.

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  4. Happy Birthday Sophie!! I'm filled with love and joy for you both :) XO!!!

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  5. Happy Birthday to you both. You look like Elizabeth Taylor in that photo. You are amazing.

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  6. Happy birthday to Sophie!!!

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  7. Happy Birthday Sophie.

    Those lyrics are fantastic.

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  8. Happy Birthday to Sophie! Do you know, in all the years I have been reading your wonderful words, I just realized that we became mothers in the same year! I also have 2 boys and a girl (though my girl is the youngest and not oldest) and I face some of your challenges (though not all and some different). It made my heart happy to see this picture today and think of your lovely Sophie having been on this earth for 21 glorious years. I will stay tuned because you and your pictures, stories and thoughts feed my soul. Thank you!!!

    Kris M.

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  9. Happy Day of Sophie's Birth to you and your lovely mermaid, too. Honor your self today, dear Elizabeth, while you and the boys are honoring dear Sophie. x0x0 N2

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  10. Happy Birth Day to you all. I get the significance of this day, and am sending much love and admiration your way.

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  11. Happy birthday. This is so beautiful! Thank you also for the poem in your comment on my blog. It blew me away.

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  12. Happiest birthday to you beautiful mermaid Sophie. Love you both so much xo

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  13. Happy birthday dear Sophie!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  14. I'm thinking about your birthday food! Yum. Blowing out the candle. Xoxo

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  15. Happy birthday Sophie! That poem says everything.

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  16. How sweet! Happy birthday.

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  17. That's picture! Those chubby arms and curls are scrumptious!

    Happy birthday, Mermaid Sophie and Happy Birth Day to her Mama.

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  18. Happy Birthday to Sophie and Happy Anniversary of being her biggest fan!

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  19. What a lovely song. Happy Birthday to Sophie!

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  20. Happy birthday to dear Sophie!

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  21. Oh gosh, you guys, i fought so hard not to cry reading Ms. Moon's post, then i come over here and fuckin lose it. Geeze.

    Beautiful. All of it. ¡Feleeeeeeciest CumpleaƱos a Sophie!

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  22. Happy Birthday Sophie!!
    Shine on you crazy diamond

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  23. Happy blessed day to you and Sophie...a beautiful tribute.

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  24. That's my favorite song in the whole wide world, I can hear you singing it to Sophie.
    Happy, happy birthday to both of you! xo

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  25. Happy Birthday to beautiful Sophie!

    And that song - I fell in love with it just now after hearing it for the first time and what a perfect choice for the occasion. It really says it all.

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