Good Morning and happy Monday :)!
It’s my mamas birthday – so today is all about her!
We joke that ever since I was a little girl I was trying to be a step ahead of you – sometimes successfully 😉! As I was using your rose oil the other day I thought ‘I probably owe you a few bottle of those’ remembering the times I was a step ahead of you pouring it out in the sink!
But I must tell you there is nothing that I cherish more than to be able to call you and talk about all things with you – it may seem like I’m a step ahead but really you are the wise one!
I’ve always admired your ability to learn something new. You do everything to the best of your abilities and as soon as you know better you do better. You have not only taught us to trust our gut and truly believe in the path we are supposed to walk in life but you have shown us. You are ever evolving – no matter the circumstances or your age. You have truly shown me and us that age is only a number. You fill it with life and new adventures and new things to learn. Even picking up the piano for a few years – only because you have always wanted to do that but never got around to.
You are always being honest, kind and following your gut (Bauchgefühl 😉 ) – lesson you never taught us but lived out so visibly that it has been the biggest and best lesson in my life.
While you are always exploring and evolving you have chosen your marriage over and over again. Not because you were to afraid of the uncertainty but because you fell in love all over again. There can be such quality and strength and freedom in a long marriage – I’ve seen it thanks to you two!
I have the fondest memories of my childhood because of you. I remember early school mornings during fall or winter when it was still dark outside and you would light a candle instead of turning on the big lights so it would be more cozy and easy for us to get up. And I remember our summers in Denmark like it was yesterday.
Days full of sun and running around playing at the beach while having the best lunches packed – you sitting near us nitting bags and things for our dolls – and evenings sitting on your lab with Katharina and singing every summer song we would know.
Ich hab Dich lieb!
Have the best birthday!