Magical Monday

Today is my son Max’s ninth birthday. I can hardly believe how quickly the time has gone by. Exactly two years and four days later on November 15, 2006 I had my second child, Sophia. Becoming a mother has been the most amazing thing I have ever done and ever will do. I am amazed by how much love and compassion a mother can have for her children and am truly, utterly blessed by their love and presence in my life.

Today, I dedicate this beautiful post to my children, Max and Sophia, who mean the world to me and who I can hardly wait to share the world with them.  I look forward to not only being their loving, supportive mother but being their teacher to live a life with a loving, open mind and heart towards others.   

All those photos were taken in October near the St. Croix River and at a nearby Apple Orchard in Minnesota.








Happy Birthday Max and Sophia!  May the world be yours to discover and embrace!


  1. They are beautiful and the photos are magnificent. Enjoy every moment; I miss that age and wish I could do it all over again.

    My son’s name was almost Max (came in second place to Jordan) so we named our cat Max. If we had a girl her name would have been Elizabeth (after my grandmother) Sophie (after my two great-grandmothers; my middle name is Shifra after them.)

    We have more in common than we knew!

    Happy Birthday to them!

    • Love this! Yes, I agree time goes so fast. I’ve been fortunate to have been able to stay at home with them. The early years were very hard as I was so isolated and I missed working but now I’m glad I got that special time with them! 🙂

    • They are really special! Of course every mom says that about her children but they really are sweet, nice kids with lots of love, compassion for others and smiles. 🙂

      • Thanks for sharing this with me Nicole. I will hop over there right now and take a peek. I certainly understand the need for healing when someone you love is dealing with cancer.

      • Thanks LuAnn. It is nice to have my own private space to write about this stuff. My family reads thirdeyemom so I can’t be as open. Today my dad gets his port put in and chemo starts next Tuesday when I arrive in AZ.

      • My prayers are with you and your family. Your father seems so much like Terry so, without having met him, I feel he will do well. You need to do a better job of taking care of yourself than I did. 😉 We caregivers and family members sometimes forget about ourselves along the way. Sending much love your way. 🙂

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