H - celebrated 35 years on the planet today. The salts that keep her buoyant in the sea are modern medicine, bliss, and occasional foot rubs.
E - celebrating 5 years of being a miracle. The salts that keep him afloat are modern medicine, a calm and clever mom, and the big world ahead for him to make his mark in.
W - birthday blessings to you. You've probably forgotten that it even is your birthday. And what could possibly keep you from sinking when it is also the day you lost your precious N? For a parent to be present at their child's birth is required, to be present at their child's passing from this life is . . . there are no words. The salts that will keep you from drowning today will be the Love that finds you and brings you the surface every time you need to take a deep breath.
E - turning 19 today, in the harsh reality that life does not operate like all those movies, television shows, and magazine ads. The salt that brings you buoyancy is getting out of bed each day. You can do it.
S - not your birthday, but taking a big step in caring for yourself and demanding to be heard. The salt that is saving you today is that you are unaware of the tasks ahead.
I - not your birthday, either. Just continually meeting life head on. I hope you know that your salts will be your bravery, peaceful heart, continuing to share your story . . . and me. Really me.
D - just another regular day for you. Your salt is knowing that you are enough.
A - lonely times for you. Your salt is your willingness to be so alone in order to reach the goal that is so important to you.
VAEM - seen or not, you imps are with me everyday. Your salts are the dedication your families have to you; our unconditional love for you.
M - everyday I wish we were closer. Your salts are your bravery in defining the world you see. You are salt, yourself.
D - not a day goes by that I don't wonder what you would have to say about something. Your salt is your ability to weave your experiences into a vision for a peaceful and equitable world.
M - every morning I check to see that you are still here, on the planet. I feel so much of your life is entrusted to me. Your salt is your inherent wisdom and . . . me.
EOE - I think of how crowded we all are, and that's okay. I like sharing the planet with you. Our salt could be each other if we just remember to see everyone of us in each of us.
Like the Dead Sea
You told me I was like the Dead Sea
You'll never sink when you are with me
Oh Lord, like the Dead Sea (Chorus from Dead Sea ~ Lumineers)