Rainbow Bridge

Twelve years ago today I was in labor. I had been in labor since dawn of the winter solstice the day before. We said: A solstice baby! Uh, no, guess not. Labor would continue for another two days… My daughter was contemplating the looooong journey ahead of her.

E&Angel

Then she was ready. You go girl!

ERainbowBridge

These sketches are from a baby journal I began after our daughter was born. Not the same day though.

This is a verse we say on the eve of a birthday (filling in the appropriate ages):

When I have said my evening prayer,
And clothes are folded on the chair,
And mother switches off the light,
I’ll still be [     ] years old tonight.

But from the very break of day,
Before the children rise and play,
Before the purple turns to gold,
Tomorrow I’ll be [     ] years old.

[     ] kisses when I wake,
[     ] candles on my cake.

—Anonymous

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