Monday, February 28, 2011

To Ashley on Her 27th Birthday

Dear Ashley,
Today you turn 27 and, though it isn't known conventionally as a significant year, it will prove to be a period of substantial and meaningful change. This year you will marry the love of your life, a man you've waited for a long time for, and will grow the size of your family to include many more wonderful people.

(Where you'll be married in less than three short months)

This year, you will continue to pursue your dreams and follow your passions, wherever they may take you.

But at 27, Ashley, please take this challenge: try something you've never tried before. Read something you've always wanted to read. Introduce yourself to a stranger with confidence.
Worry less and enjoy more. 

With this birthday, resist the urge to compare yourself with others. Just be you. Learn who that is and just go with it. 
Here's to many more birthdays and many more years surrounded by loving family and friends.

You've come a long way, baby.
Happy birthday.


[I promise tomorrow we'll get back to the home decor stuff...thanks for indulging me!]


  1. Happy Birthday Ashley!!! What a beautiful and soulful note!! May you have a wonderful day!!!

  2. Happy Birthday, Ashley! It will be a significant year and I love your words of encouragement to yourself. Something we all need!

  3. Happy Birthday! Indulge away, it's YOUR day!

  4. Happy birthday to you!

    Love this letter. It's always nice to be reminded to be kind to yourself and continue reaching for big things (even if you are the one to do the reminding!).

  5. Happy birthday Ashely! Indulge, you deserve it!

  6. Dang sorry I missed this, I've been in computer hell. Happy belated!! I hope it was a nice weekend. You and Adam are so close together!! Birthday-wise and other ways I'm sure :)

    PS- I found 27 to actually be quite a big year of changes. You kinda settle into adulthood, if you will. Enjoy!

  7. happy belated birthday! you are quite the beauty.


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