Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Happy Birthday Jane!

My beautiful Jane turns 17 today.
 Jane's pregnancy was probably my easiest one
in terms of energy, weight gain, and mood.
I had changed my diet after Claire was born
 (I got pregnant with Jane when Claire was just 6 months old),
 and I started practicing yoga on a daily basis.
 Christian and I were taking birth classes in preparation for a natural delivery,
I was researching about holistic lifestyles, 
and reading every book Andrew Weil ever wrote.
On February 18th, 2003, the day Jane was born, 
I woke up and per my usual daily exercise I hiked the Y mountain in Provo
and when I got to the top
 I looked out on snowy gray Utah day and then 
 I had a spiritual impression.
I felt very strongly that I needed to name this little peanut inside
 "Jane Bronwyn" instead of "Bronwyn Jane" as we had planned.
I like to think my great-great-grandma Jane Bee was speaking to me.
Afterall, the scriptures are full of stories of many who
hiked mountains to get closer to God and feel His spirit.  
Maybe since I was at 8,520 feet, I was that much 
closer to heaven where I could receive a spiritual impression
and Jane's name was revealed to me.
(I like to think it happened that way).
Jane is my wild, opinionated, beautiful girl who reminds me
of the Venus de Milo the Greek goddess of beauty and love.

We have some fun surprises in store for her today,
and yes, she is totally skipping school!
 

(Justin, thank you for the photos!)

PS...This is what Christian looked like when Jane was born:

P.S.S....This is what Claire looked like when Jane was born: