Life in Laos through the lens of a diplomatic wife raising twin toddlers.

The Most Precious Thing Of All

Celebrating four of our birthdays within three days is pretty special. It already amazes me immensely that we’ve all come together into this life with one another, then add to that our consecutive birthdays (15th, 16th, 17th) as if the stars had forever been aligned for that to be so. How do you even begin to celebrate that, to honor that, to cherish that immense awesomeness of fate? I haven’t exactly figured that one out yet but I struggle with it each year. We like to keep things simple and focus on what’s genuinely important, but each year I look back and always feel like I hadn’t done enough. Well, after it was all over, after all the planning and celebrating with colleagues and friends and gifts from family and a romantic dinner out and 50 panda cupcakes and a hello kitty cake and an airplane cake and swim party…

…the most precious thing of all were the hugs M&O received from their friends at school.

What more could you want than these? What more joy and hope and fun and love could you want on your special day, a day when all the world received you into it and life continually welcomes you each and every year that goes by? What more than all the hugs you could possibly get?

Coming up: G’s birthday “Baci” ceremony, M&O birthday snapshots, and a short trip to Hanoi.

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9 comments on “The Most Precious Thing Of All

  1. meditatingmummy
    January 30, 2013

    So glad I found you via Mindspacemika, she had mentioned what a great blog you have and I love your memories.

  2. Mika
    January 27, 2013

    A beautiful post ‘Wanderlustress’…

    Love the name of your blog too :-)!

    – Mika

  3. mrscarmichael
    December 16, 2012

    You should turn that collage of memories into a framed photo for the wall. Fab!

  4. ayna
    November 29, 2012

    This is really sweet! 🙂

  5. Dani
    November 29, 2012

    Oh wow, those hugs!! (And 50 panda cupcakes an airplane cake and a hello kitty cake? Wow) How perfect, you are right, what more could one want? I love all the variety of pre school hugs too! From the lean-as-far-back-as-possible-while-still-nominally-touching-arms to the feet-no-longer-touching-the-ground-ones, all so sweet!

    • Wanderlustress
      December 1, 2012

      It was so amazing to watch. I wish I had it on video. (And no, I did not make any of those cakes myself!)

  6. meanwhilein3
    November 29, 2012

    Adorable and Happy Birthday to your family 🙂

  7. cravesadventure
    November 28, 2012

    That is Cool!!!

  8. RococoReport
    November 28, 2012

    This is beautiful!! Congrats to your sweet family! -xo, RG

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