Wednesday, April 25, 2012
My buddha, my pilgrim, my child
For the past few years, we have been giving Wesley art for her birthday. It all started at Shakori when we bought her a painting from Jeff Martin. This year, as I was trying to figure out what to get her, two of the blogs I read, Not Now Kato (Shannon Beuker) and BurntNormal Pottery (Yolande Clark) posted photos of items that reminded me so much of Wesley, I knew they were perfect items for her birthday gifts.
Yolande's figure is quiet and still, it looks so much like Wesley does when she is sitting and writing
or meditating or doing that staring into space thing she does. Thank you, Yolande for speeding it to me from Canada. Another bonus, since Wes was conceived in Canada!
For the past few years, we have celebrated her birthday at Shakori Hills Grass Roots Music Festival. One year on Sunday morning, she came walking across the field after spending the night camping with her friends. It was such a magical morning, we sat and drank a cup of chai together and listened to a Native American man talk about Mother Earth and as we shared this time, thinking about the day she was born, I was so grateful that I had this child that wanted to spend this morning with me on her birthday, instead of with her friends and I am still very blessed that I have a child that likes to spend time with her parents! I just can't believe she is 19 today! Every year has been different and amazing and I learn something with her every day.
Happy Birthday, my sweet girl!!!!