The peach blossoms have fallen, the tulips are blooming, and today my daughter turns two years old.
Long limbed, curly haired, and exuberant, this child runs so fast that her feet barely skim the ground.
I have to run to keep up with this child- because she is so fast, because the world delights her so much and she is chasing it with open arms.
We catch her and hold her safe between her wild leaps of faith…
And give her a place to rest.
This year has been full of good things. Lots of books…
Lots of mischief…
And lots of beauty.
You are blooming, Olympia Julianna. Happy second birthday to you!
And now I’m off to make the chocolate cake I wrote one year ago. You can find the recipe and the story of Olympia’s very first birthday here: