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Shelbie turned 24 years old on Saturday!! You know what they say...where did the time go?

Watching the meteor shower

Her cake creation!  I am in love with making flowers!  They are tedious and so very time consuming but I love it!  They are completely edible too! 

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I was nervous about this birthday because she hates birthdays!  She hates that every year gets just that much harder.  Last year she cried all day and I really didn't want a replay of that. was a great day!  We weren't able to do much just because finances wouldn't really allow for anything spectacular but we had a great time all the same.

Here's a little fun fact...24 years ago, on the day she was born, there was an outburst of a Perseid Meteor Shower.  Of course, I missed it 24 years ago, and so did she but this year, it rolled around again!!  The next one won't be for over a hundred years!!

So, at 11:45pm on Friday, we headed to McDonalds for Shelbie's favorite 'breakfast' meal and then drove out to a distant road in the country to eat and watch the meteor shower.  It was breathtaking and amazing!  God really knows how to put on a great show!  We stayed out there, laying in the middle of the road until the time that Shelbie was born- 1:51am.  With perfect timing, a meteor flashed across the sky just before the clock rolled over to 1:52!  It was so much fun.  It was the perfect way to start out her special day.

On Saturday, we went out for lunch and then I spent all afternoon decorating her cake.  Her dad took us all out for dinner that night and then we came home and had a few friends over for cake and ice cream.  It was all very low key but really, just about perfect!

Shelbie had a great time and felt loved!  She has been a real trooper this year and has put up with a lot and has been as patient as anyone could possibly be in such a bewildering situation.

She is my soft place to land and an edge to lean upon.  She is more than my daughter, she is my friend and I'm so glad we get to journey through this life together.   Here's to another year of gathering light and experiences!



  1. I'm so glad she had a great day! And that cake is beautiful!


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