Duckmaloi revisited … because that’s where her story began

21 years ago we brought a little bundle home to Duckmaloi.

Steve and Marg holding newborn Maddy

Last weekend we gathered to celebrate her coming of age.

table under the trees at Duckmaloi

And here I am with happy tears streaming down my face…

table at Duckmaloi under the trees

Looking through old photo albums and reading the journal I’ve kept since she was born.

table at Duckmaloi under the trees

Thinking about all the things that are in my heart and all the things that I would wish for her. Wanting to say thank you for all the joy that she’s brought to us.

table full of family and friendskids dancing into the night

Happy birthday Madsy.

maddy and dylan

Love you to the moon and back xx

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    1. Susan Douglas
      Posted 23 January 2013 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

      Lovely post Marg, thanks for sharing X

      • Marg
        Posted 23 January 2013 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

        Ah I’m a soppy old thing. I think there are points in your life where you’re allowed to be. This was one. All ahead of you 🙂 xx

    2. Posted 25 January 2013 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

      oh the transition from that table waiting for the celebration to the one filled with loving friends and relatives is priceless. Our own little girl is a long way from her 21st but I hope it is filled with love like your daughters. A very happy Birthday to you all the way from Australia x

      • Marg
        Posted 25 January 2013 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

        Thanks Lisa. All ahead of you too x

    3. Posted 27 January 2013 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

      Ah, this got me kind of teary-eyed…. Just thinking of our little one and how the time flies, and how in no-time we’ll be (hopefully) celebrating her big milestones. Beautiful post! And as you can see, I haven’t had time to read/comment other blogs for a while, now enjoying a slow Sunday morning in Stockholm on on my own (!!) and doing some leisurely reading 🙂

      • Marg
        Posted 27 January 2013 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

        Ah I’m very flattered that you’d choose to spend some of your precious Sunday morning with me. They’re all special Satu … all the little milestones. I think that’s what got to me when I was going through all the photos and reflecting on it all.

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