Monday, March 9, 2020

25 Years and a Surprise

Sophie turned 25 years old yesterday. I'm sorry I didn't post about it sooner, but I just couldn't figure out the words. I was going to say what I've said before: time hasn't flown at all, and I've felt every single one of those years.

That picture above is testament to my working philosophy: never set goals and never answer questions like where do you see yourself in 25 years?

Yes, I did make that cake, but I will take no credit for the beautiful young woman that has graced my life and shaped who I am in ways that I have only begun to articulate.

She's never been much of a smiler, but when I sang happy birthday to her in bed yesterday morning, she actually did smile. A slow gentle with a touch of smirk smile. This girl knows absolutely everything, and I am overwhelmed by her strength and beauty.

Guess what else?

Henry is home for spring break! Oliver went to Mexico on his spring break, and I've tried not to imagine what was going on. This morning The Bird Photographer woke up at the crack of dawn to go do his thing and then head to his home behind the Orange Curtain. I was feeling the post-25 years blues, so I asked him in the darkness to tell me something good. He said that he was sure it was going to be a very happy day. I went to work. I taught my magical students and had a lovely lunch with Henry.

He dropped me back off at work, and I continued to teach my magical students and then walked home. Then this happened:

If you can't see old schoolmarm acting dumbfounded, go to my Instagram account and check it out.

Reader, Oliver never went to Cabo! He surprised me and came home! I'm such a dope that I had absolutely no idea even though everyone else apparently did. I feel like the luckiest woman in the world to have her two beautiful sons at home for a week.


  1. This post makes me so happy...and a little sad too. Enjoy all your beautiful children. Happy birthday to beautiful Sophie,🎂💜

  2. A very happy day. A man who knows.

  3. Happy birthday to your strong and beautiful girl!! Your men are strong and beautiful too. What a loving surprise from Oliver.


  4. Everything about this post is simply beautiful.
    Especially, of course, you and your Sophie.

  5. the BEST, right here. Happy Birthday to your dear Sophie -- love that you got a smile out of her. And your boys, and your Bird Photographer, well, happiness is everywhere right now.

  6. Happy birthday to Sophie. You're right, it's not easy but they do make us who we are.

    I'm glad you got to see your boys, what a lovely surprise.

  7. Love everything about this post, and about you and your family. Happy birthday to the beautiful girl I’ve never met, but truly love. Sincerely. And the cake is spectacular. Wishing you all a wonderful year. XO

  8. Happy Birthday, to Sophie. The cake is magnificent, as was Oliver's surprise xo

  9. Happy birthday to beautiful Sophie! That cake is the most exquisite I have ever seen! And Oliver surprising you! Both boys home, joy.

  10. This is the sweetest thing ever ever EVER! Happy Birthday to Sophie and Happy Day to everyone else!

  11. This post made my day, thank you for sharing all that beauty. Happy Birthday to sweet Sophie! Your family is gorgeous.

  12. I love this post. Happy birthday to beautiful Sophie! And what sweet boys you have raised.

  13. Happy birthday beautiful Sophie. That cake is amazing!



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