Thursday, June 16, 2016
You are ONE today. So far you've come. So far to go.
My wish for your life is simple. But also complex. For I wish that you would always be you.
May you always stay strong in who you are. May you always have women around you who inspire your strength, you lift you when the world pulls, who give you wings when you've forgotten how to fly. Woman who have found their voice, who are not afraid to speak, even if their opinions are different to others. May there be woman who make space for your words and who listen and learn, weep and also celebrate as you run and walk, stumble and get up again. And again. And again.
May you alway know your value and worth. And may you be surrounded by other women who understand the beauty and strength of the female existence and who celebrate the uniqueness of their own womanhood.
May you grow to love the body you have, the weight you are, the marks and imperfections. If you decide to have children may you see stretch marks as the beautiful memories of birthing. May you see scars as a trophy of that one time when you climbed a mountain and made it, even though you nearly didn't. And honey? There are many mountains. Both physical and mental. May you climb them all.
May there be men, strong and gentle, humble and courageous and may they stand firm by your side. May they be your father, your grandfathers, your cousins, your friends. May you come to stand firm by their side too. And one day perhaps a special man whose hand you hold as much as he hold yours. Whose heart you protect as he protects yours.
In this world may you be cherished and cherish others. May you wear a crown and also help others to find theirs. May you find love and beauty, hope and peace. May you stand up for those who cannot. And may you extend yourself mercy and grace when you are the one who cannot stand.
May you remember in it all, that you are created for this day, for this age, for this time in history. May you live with purpose and believe that your creator has an awesome and never before seen plan for your life. May you have the courage to live. Because sometimes just breathing is courageous.
Yes, my wish for you is simple. And also complex. For I wish that you would always be you.
Happy Birthday little Indigo. Love Aunty Tab xx
Posted by Tabitha Bird at 9:02 PM