today is the day thirty one years ago
that i became a mom.
it happened also that the rain stopped and the sun came
out this morning.
for the first time in days.
so i pulled on my good for mud boots
and headed (grinning) down to the marsh.
i saw the resident fox!
i watched him pounce and play in the sunshine
and i saw red winged blackbirds sing their song
i saw egrets and white crowned sparrows
and hummingbirds, that politely sat surprisingly still
and i saw bunny's.
which made me laugh,
because tomorrow a dear friend is coming
all the way from the east coast.
and she is sometimes known as emily, the wise bunny
and othertimes known as the very kind and charming kj.
i stayed out in the marsh
until it was time to go home and change
to meet my daughter
for our birthday brunch encounter.
luckily, there was just enough time to pick her a
bouquet of flowers.
happy birthday kimberly summer,
my beautiful girl.
i love you, mama