top of page

Lindsay at age 31.




August 13, 2022


For my Lindsay Juchau on her 31st Birthday:


Today you are 31 and 4 months pregnant. On my 31st birthday I was 4 months pregnant with you.

I hope you learned from the best of me. I hope you learned from the worst of me. But most of all I count the days until you experience the masterpiece that I could never paint for you. I was never satisfied with the limited artistry of words to describe what it was to love Lindsay Leigh Chiero Juchau.


The finished image was always incomplete. The words did a disservice to the emotion, like a Picasso without the color.


When I was a good Mom, when I was imperfect, when I got it right, when I massively failed, the thread that ran through with ragged inconsistency was always a good, imperfect, right, and sometimes failing love. Always a love that took my breath away. Always a love that shattered all other priorities. But all I could say was “I love you.”


In five short months you'll hold in your arms a masterpiece. And words will fail you. And me. And you’ll know what I meant. And mean. Forever and always.


I love you my sweet girl. I'm so proud of the woman you are and the Mom you'll be.


Happy Birthday.

Comments


Featured Review
Tag Cloud
No tags yet.
bottom of page