Megali - adjective, noun - adjective 1. great or big in Greek -noun 1.. A nickname derived from my first and middle names

Friday, May 4, 2012

Another Trip Around the Sun Completed

It's my birthday, I'll play Jimmy Buffet if I want to!

I am now 32.


This is one of a series of pictures taken by Dorethea Lange that culminated in the famous portrait, Migrant MotherFlorence Owens Thompson is the iconic mother.  She was 32 when the photo was taken.  She is so beautiful to me.  We all wear our age differently.  I have smile lines around my mouth and eyes, but also true wrinkles thanks to my dumbass years tanning outside and in tanning booths.  I look tired a lot since becoming a mom.  I have stretch marks from my pregnancies and from gaining and losing weight and growing taller, starting at puberty.  I haven't managed any new scars in a long time, physical or emotional, but I still nick myself shaving after twenty years practice.  Every mark is a memory.  I am beautiful too.

Between a move to my hometown, a job possibility I am pursuing, continuing my first year as a La Leche League Leader, and anticipating my second half marathon, my 32nd year looks promising.


  1. Happy BIrthday my beautiful friend.

  2. Happy belated birthday! I love that picture. It's incredibly beautiful.

    "Every mark is a memory." Love that!

  3. Thank you for the birthday wishes! I'm planning on featuring more of my favorite breastfeeding pictures - I'm glad you enjoyed the first!