"Let's have a merry journey, and shout about how light is good and dark is not. What we should do is not future ourselves so much. We should now ourselves. "NOW thyself" is more important than "Know thyself." Reason is what tells us to ignore the present and live in the future. So all we do is make plans. We think that somewhere there are going to be green pastures. It's crazy. Heaven is nothing but a grand, monumental instance of future. Listen, now is good. Now is wonderful." ~ Mel Brooks

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

5 Journeys Around the Sun :: Happy Birthday, Charlotte

On the night you were born,
the moon smiled with such wonder
that the stars peeked in to see you
and the night wind whispered,
"Life will never be the same."

Long ago a little angel flew from star to star gathering light and strength, which came from all around her. At each star she met big angels who showed her the way. One day Big Angel said, “It is time to go to the Sun.” Little angel followed to a place of warmth shining like gold. There bees and butterflies sang to her of love. Big angel lead her to the moon, clean and crisp like new snow. From the moon she saw the most beautiful sight- a place of flowers, trees, rolling oceans, and two special souls who seemed to be smiling up at her. “May I go there?” little angel asked big angel. “It is time,” Big Angel said. “Use the gifts of light and strength you have gathered to carry you over the rainbow bridge. There a mother and a father have been waiting for you.” Little angel carried her gifts over the rainbow bridge to her new home on the Earth.

From the first moment her parents loved her and they called her Charlotte, and Charlotte was her name. When she was born it was a warm winter evening and a million stars were smiling down on her from the sky. Her Daddy saw her first and immediately knew her, as if it had been forever. She was a very big and strong baby, quite ready to be here on Earth.

And then Charlotte was one year old and she was was very busy. Its almost like she'd been a baby before because she was able to do many things babies her age could not. She was talking, singing, getting ready to walk. She was eating by leaps and bounds and getting stronger everyday. She loved to play with her Daddy and with her older brother and sister. Charlotte also became a big sister when Kiki was born.

When she was two years old and she loved to ride on the back of Daddy's bike. She loved playing outside and running after her doggies. She had a special swing that she would share with her older sister. She was a wonderful big sister to Kiki and loved playing with her and being her friend.

When she was three years old Charlotte loved to play and help out in the garden. She would work beside Daddy and pull weeds, plant seeds, and harvest when it was time. Charlotte loved to help Mama in the kitchen and would help bake and knead bread, cookies, breakfast, lunch and dinner. And she really loved to make homemade play dough, too!!

When she was four years old Charlotte began to really love drawing and painting. She loved to listen to stories, tell stories, and sing. She also began to write her name and practice schooling at home. Charlotte began going to Open Meadow and met many new friends, like Scarlett, Otto, Emerald, Emory and Lesley, and Aliah. Charlotte loved to spend lots of time outside, playing in the garden and playing with Kiki and all of her neighbors. Charlotte also became and big sister again when Seraphina came to her family. Charlotte is a big help. She holds the baby lots, sings to her, plays with her, feeds her, and gathers diapers and wipes. Charlotte has blossomed into such a caring, capable, fun, and lovable girl.

And now Charlotte is five years old, and like magic, she is about to lose her first tooth! She has grown strong and is very smart and helpful, and a good friend. We are happy to know Charlotte and to be a part of her fifth birthday. Her smile and heart are as warm as the sunshine. Her laughter is contagious and brings joy to anyone who hears it. She tries very hard to do the best she can at everything and has a spirit and energy that is inspiring to see.

Charlotte, you are the one and only ever you.



  1. Lovely. Well done, mama! Charlotte is a lucky girl.

    1. Thank you, Sara!! I feel as if I am the lucky one xo

  2. beautiful. what a blessing that girl is. <3

    1. She sure is, Heather!! She's the oldest in our second team and my goodness is she more than we could have ever imagined!!! I think all of our children prove to be just that!


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