when i was seven years old, i met the girl who would become my first kindred spirit. we both loved books, horses and anne of green gables. we had many overnights at each other’s houses, often involving hours of us each reading our respective books, or playing boxcar children in the woods behind her house. deb was two years older than me, so she usually did things first – going to taylor, getting married, getting her masters degree, etc. pretty much the only thing i did first was have a daughter – but she wasn’t far behind, as beautiful little silvia was born in portland, oregon, this morning – two weeks overdue and after being in off and on labor since thursday night!
silvia is one of the luckiest girls in the world, blessed as she is with deb and nate for parents. they are thoughtful and kind and wonderful people, and are going to do an amazing job of cultivating her spirit as she grows, teaching her to treat the world and others with respect and integrity. who knows? maybe we’ll move to portland one day, and alex will have her own kindred spirit.
welcome to the world, little girl, and know that you are loved!