Monday, June 18, 2012

Birthday Girl from Afar

June is packed-full of birthdays in my family.

On Saturday, we celebrated my mama's.

On Friday, we will celebrate Claire's.

Next week, it's my dad's turn to be celebrated.

A non-stop party. Come on over, there is bound to be some cake.

But this month also holds the birthday of one my greatest friends: Majil! Majil and I met when I first moved to Denver 10 years ago. And since then, we have shared highs and lows, laughed and cried, and even travelled south of the equator just to learn how to tango.

Here we are in Buenos Aires:

This past year, Majil has been traveling the world, spending one month in a particular country, loving on people and serving them in any way they need. It has been amazing to follow her this year. She is so brave, courageous and strong.

Here we are at Iguazu Falls. It's pretty rad.

Typically, Majil and I will gorge ourselves at the Melting Pot to celebrate both of our birthdays. But since she is far away, I will just have to eat all of the bubbling pot of chocolate myself.


We'll just have to go back when she returns.

However, I would be amiss if I didn't wish her the most GLORIOUS, STUPENDOUS, EXTRAORDINARY, MAGNIFICENT and WONDERFUL birthday a girl could have!!

You rock, dearest Majil. Happiest of birthdays!
Live it up because God is doing a great work in you!


  1. "June is packed-full of birthdays in my family"

    well how could it not be? surely every month is, by my estimate based on the number of cousins alone, every day of the year (disregarding statical data that identifies certain dates and times of the year as peak times of procreation and 9 months later as peak time of child birth) should have eleventy-hundred birthdays in your family

    1. Oh, my bad. Yes, I have eleventy-hundred birthdays this month. I must have forgot to carry the 1. Thanks for the help!

  2. Sending many birthday wishes to you Majil from across the Atlantic! Happy Birthday!