Dear Katie . . .
[pullquote_right]The word “Solstice” comes from the Latin phrase for “sun stands still.” The Earth is tilted on its axis at, on average, a 23.5-degree angle and today is when the North Pole is farthest from the sun, causing it to appear to rise and set in the same place. ~ Even the sun stands still today[/pullquote_right] Last year as we celebrated 1095 trips around the moon together I summarized your life in Facebook updates. This year – TWITTER! But first, let mama have a sappy moment, okay? Today – your birthday – is only time the sun rises and sets in the same place. Oh yes, little one, you were not born “three days before Christmas.”
You are a Winter Solstice baby – wrapped in the paradox of a sun that stands still right before the longest night of the year. From here forward the days will grow warmer and brighter until midsummer when all settles down for a quiet rest again.
The longest, darkest night followed by light and warmth? Yes, that sounds vaguely familiar! And that, sweet girl, is why I will never feel guilty about your birthday again. Indeed, it is the only day fitting for you.
And Now, Your Life In Twitter Updates . . .
Daddy, don’t touch my knee ever! I scraped my knee on the zoo!
Can I watch the adult movie, too? #whataboutbob
I can comfort you any time, and that by playing, of course!
I saw the the manger and the mommy and I thought, that must be the Ward Jesus!
I LOVE holding… because you’re so snug!
At the dinner table: “somefing smells like frowup. What is it?”
That’s rewaxing… that’s a fancy word for snuggwy.
I love the marching band more than I love Jesus. But I still love Jesus.
Happy Birthday, Baby Girl!