fourteen

Lillia is fourteen

The bud stands for all things, even for those things that don’t flower,
for everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing;
though sometimes it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness,
. . . and retell it in words and in touch it is lovely
until it flowers again from within, of self-blessing . . .

—from “Saint Francis and the Sow” by Galway Kinnell

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to my first true love—Lillia Nora.
Now you are fourteen.

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Kelli Ann Wilson

Kelli lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband Damian and their two children. She works as a writer, and in her free time enjoys reading, gardening, taking pictures, walking in the woods, and celebrating the seasons of nature and the feasts, festivals, and holy days of the Christian year.

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16 Comments

  1. October 26, 2017 / 9:17 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, to my pretty niece! Hope she got my card. Love those glasses. Hope I can get frames like those.

  2. October 26, 2017 / 9:17 am

    She is absolutely beautiful. Happy birthday lillia!

  3. October 26, 2017 / 11:30 am

    Happy Birthday to Lillia! Such a beautiful young lady.

  4. October 26, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    Happy Birthday Dear Cousin Lillia!! You are a beautiful young lady!! Enjoy a fabulous Birth-Day!! β€πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽˆ

  5. October 26, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Happy Birthday Lillia, self-proclaimed #1 grandchild! You are a beautiful person inside and out! Papa and I love you so much.

  6. October 26, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    She looks like a Copeland to me. Happy Birthday!!

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