Today is the 85th birthday of my remarkable mother-in-law, Marian, who has taught me so much in the close to 30 years (well, 29 years and 3 months) since we met in the fall of 1981. With kindness, laughter, and patience, she has welcomed each new arrival into her growing family and made each of us feel that we are loved and valued.
Today I wore this lovely pair of silver earrings that Marian gave me a few years ago, along with the scarf she gave me this Christmas. Today is 2/2, which suits these 2 earrings with their 2 orbs each. This date has always seemed like a perfect one for Marian. Whoever she is with, family member, friend, or stranger, she seeks to share of herself and to create a common bond. Two, together, is where she finds her joy and where she has brought joy to many lives.