Happy Birthday Again

Happy birthday by Heather Maxwell

It is birthday season in our family. Heather, my sister-in-law, my niece, then Meagan, then my dad. Yesterday Josephine turned sixteen. Next me and then finally my mom before there is a break until my brother later in the summer.

With Josephine’s birthday I have of course been thinking all the usual thoughts about how can I possibly be old enough that my baby is sixteen. But I have also been thinking about the massage I received from my doula just a couple of weeks before her birth. It was that massage that set me on the path to becoming a massage therapist myself. And turning to art grew out of the massage work.

On that day sixteen years ago, I had absolutely no idea this is what today would hold. I am excited to continue to play and grow and find out what the next sixteen years holds.


This happy birthday card will be available soon at the Create Thrive Grow Etsy shop.