happy cake 2

While I will be celebrating a very special girl’s birthday this week, it dawned on me that we shouldn’t always wait until our own birthdays or someone else’s to honor our life or theirs.  That sometimes we should be just as happy about today, any day, that we wake up alive and well and present.  There are far too many people that we lose far too soon, whether they are strangers we learn the names of through news reports or social media, family members or an integral part of our circle of friends.  I baked a cake this afternoon to commemorate the impact that a certain woman who is on my mind has made on myself and so many others.  A woman that won’t see her next birthday, but one who should continue to be celebrated nonetheless.  So, happy today, to you and all of those you care for.

xo gina & pumpkin + rose