Throughout the month of March, I am participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge. I am happy to co-host this event with the team at Two Writing Teachers. Everyone is welcome!
There are many things I love about the March Challenge of daily slicing, and one of them has to do with the fact that Julia, my second daughter, has her birthday... today!
Since this is my seventh year slicing, I went back and revisited some of the older posts I'd written on March 19, as they've always been in honor of her.
There was one that listed 16 stories I could tell about Julia. (I'm sure I could now tell 21!)
I wrote an admiration post for her on her 17th birthday that remains true, finishing it with:
This girl. This girl is kind and wise and brave. She's resilient and and realistic, reflective and funny. Her six word story goes something like this:
I can. I will. I did.
There was another where I wrote about her promposal. For those of you who don't know yet what that is, be grateful.
And another where I celebrated her from afar since she was in college far from home and fellow slicer and great friend, Lisa Keeler was serving up cake for my girl.
Last year, she was home with us. We got to serve her up a special dinner for her 20th birthday, and then she and her dad spent hours analyzing the NCAA brackets.
And this year... This year, she is in Ireland on her 21st birthday. She will spend the milestone touring the Cliffs of Moher. She will come home on Wednesday to a box of 21 things. (If anyone has a suggestion or two, we are still taking nominations for fun, silly, sensible, symbolic, or meaningful things for our Box of 21!)
How great is it that I can look through my slicing life and stir up all sorts of memories of this girl I love?!
Happy Slicing-- and happy birthday to Julia,