Today is my birthday. I am officially 22! I am so thankful for the many blessings in my life. This poem by Christina Rossetti summarizes my feelings of joy and thankfulness. I thought you might like it as well.
My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a watered shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these,
Because my love is come to me.
Raise me a dais of silk and down;
Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.
Thank you for letting me express my love of handmade beauties, of lovely things, and the sparkle of life.