My brother turns 26 on the 10th. We all celebrated this afternoon at David and Ashley’s place:

My mom and her 26-year-old baby…

Bill’s brother Chet and our cousin Kd also had birthdays today! So many beautiful family celebrations in June and July for our family! In the past four weeks, we’ve had five different family parties—I love it! Depending on who has a party, some years we have more… I love all of this family time, that’s for sure.

On David’s birthday card, I wrote the epigram from Wordsworth’s Ode: Intimations of Immortality, a personal favorite:

The Child is father of the Man; 

And I could wish my days to be

Bound each to each with natural piety.

This epigram is taken from one of his other poems, The Rainbow, and can be interpreted in so, so, so many ways. Intimations is an excellent poem to chew on as we get older… All about the magic of childhood and what that may mean to us as adults.