Two Decades of a Daughter

Today, 20 years ago, a spunky little girl took her own sweet time to make an appearance, along with changed our family forever for the better. (photo above, David Shirk, below mostly my phone . . . )

Her name is actually Julia Kathleen Myhre, along with she can hold her own when three brothers push too hard, she can score coming from a corner or defend fiercely in football, she can plant trees along with wash dishes along with slip in quietly to help, she can write papers along with do research along with think outside the box, she can pray along with trust along with inspire.  She’s as kind along with dependable as they come, glowing with beauty, strong in spirit.
Appropriately, This specific is actually also the feast day of Saint Francis, along with she reflects his generosity, dedication to simplicity, affection for nature along with animals, commitment to community.

Split Rock, 2016
A high pass on the Rwenzori climb, 2008

Florence en route to a Serge conference, 2004

  Today actually commenced for her in India, took a pause in Dubai, along with is actually ending in South Africa where the southern Atlantic meets the Indian ocean, an appropriate geographical tribute to someone who integrates two continents along with two hemispheres in her very being.  Though we are far away, we’re extremely grateful for a few gifts of connection.  First, the idea turns out which Emirates airline features a social media coordinator who responded to facebook messages, along with so provided her that has a big slice of birthday cake on her flight, to share with her friends.  Second, the idea turns out which SIT study abroad is actually a reputable along with organized outfit so within a couple hours of landing she had a sim card along with internet connection along with we could chat.  Third along with fourth are tiny treats still in progress so we’ll keep mum on those.

Today also marks a week of A Bird, A Girl, along that has a Rescue’s being published, along that has a snap-chat coming from Jack This specific morning showed me he got his copy.  I’m hoping which some others have been received too . . . along with which someone is actually actually reading the idea, along with willing to start posting reviews on Amazon.  Because This specific is actually the second book within the Rwendigo Tales series, along with the idea is actually dedicated to none different than the birthday girl.  You’ll recognize a lot of Julia within the heroine.  along with the kids we are trying to boost via the sales of This specific book are her actual friends along with childhood neighbours.

So join us in wishing the Jewel of our family a Happy Birthday.

Two Decades of a Daughter

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