Due to my protracted absence, I have not had a chance to share a few things from our recent adventures. The most important of which was Zoe's third birthday. It was a simple morning gathering. We had pinkness and cupcakes, and no shortage of tutus, which is really all a three year old needs on a birthday, in my humble opinion.
For Zoe, Miles, and Zoe's two girlfriends, we made little favor bags which included handmade sketch books and playsilks.
The following week, Zoe celebrated her birthday at preschool. I was not certain what to expect for Zoe's birthday celebration, but at the same time I knew that whatever Miss Lin arranged would be perfect and magical. We were not disappointed.
She first put on a birthday crown and cape and sat with us at a little table, where we lit candles (and quickly blew them out before Miles had his way with them.) Then Miss Lin told her a beautiful story about a Star Child choosing her earthly parents. Zoe seemed to absorb the story deeply. Mother Earth gave Zoe a precious starfish for her birthday and Miss Lin made Zoe a little StarChild Waldorf Doll.
Her birthday passing has been accompanied by a feeling of gratitude for the joy Zoe has exuded lately. I don't know if it is just a new season for her or the influence of preschool, but she is really in a happier space right now than she has been in a long time. It brings me a lot of peace as her mama to know that even after the chaos I have been feeling these past few months, Zoe is really doing well. I look back at the last year and can see how far we really have come. And I am honored to know this little person.