Saturday, September 29, 2012

Happy Lunar Birthday

Three years ago this night, starting at 7:15 pm, I went into labour; after an unintended completely natural birth, Raphaela emerged approximately 12 hours later at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, the morning of Erev Succot.

Happy birthday my darling girl!

Today I read a quote from the artist, Pablo Picasso:  "Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."  May G-d grant me the ability to always act in my daughter's best interests, and allow her to fulfill all that she is meant to be.

We went outside tonight, to inspect the full moon and officially inaugurate her birthday, and its light was blocked by rain clouds.  Along with Raphaela's birthday, Israel is apparently poised to receive the blessing of rain, just in time for the holiday.