Sunday, January 28, 2007

Cinderella

Today, my family celebrated my birthday with me.

My dad sat at the head of the table, looking thin, tired, but happy.

The cake said "Happy Birthday Cinderella."
So sentimental, a name from childhood,
a name he called me when I was a little girl.

In a month of difficult days for all of us, this day was...beautiful.

And now I sit alone in the candlelight, in the quiet, and for this moment, I am completely at peace, surrounded by the warmth, the laughter, the enormous love they all left here for me, wrapped up like a birthday present, mine for always.

And I am so grateful.

No comments: