Sunday, August 11, 2013

African Girl

Hi, Ruby Girl.
Happy Birthday, Love.

Mommy just landed half a world away and all I can think about is you, brown limbs splayed across your bed, all wonky-necked and wild-haired, lost in a dream.

I hope my love stretches across the globe and reaches you right where you are. It seems oddly fitting for me to be here, so close to the country that birthed half your DNA.

These are your roots. And you are mine.

Wishing some wonder and fun your way today.

I love you, 7 year old!