Last night we had a birthday celebration for my little sister.
Family dinner at Shaws.
My mom gave a toast:
30 years ago you came into the world, Ellen
And I had so many questions.
What would you be like? What would you become? Who would you love? What would you do? Where would you live? Would you be happy?
…Sitting here tonight, I have answers to those questions and as your mother, that is immensely satisfying.
It has been been a privilege to witness your life.
As we raised our glasses to my little sis, I fought back tears…
In part, I suppose, because of the awesome person my sister has become
In part because of how lucky we have been to have our mama (and papa) with us every step of the way
And in part because the questions my mom asked herself the day we were born are the exact ones I find myself wondering about my girls.
If 30 years from now, Simon and I have the incredible fortune of being able to sit with Z & Fee and their future families around a dinner table, celebrating each other and our togetherness…
I will consider this a life well-lived.