Today is my beautiful Sara’s birthday–a woman I’ve adored for five fabulous years.
For those of you who might not know, my partner is an international aid worker who directed her NGO’s response to the 2004 tsunami in Asia, as well as their operation in Haiti following the earthquake last year. She’s lived everywhere from Afghanistan to Thailand, India to Indonesia.
Yes, I may be biased, but I’m not alone in recognizing her brilliance, her remarkable leadership, her pure heart, the hope she brings to thousands.
(This birthday is my opportunity to brag, so I’m seizing the day–hope you’ll forgive my carpe diem.)
If you can tolerate my unabashed pride in Sara’s work, please come with me on a photographic journey–a partner’s path in action–
A path that involves rocking:
Sometimes her work involves children:
Sometimes it involves Clintons:
Sometimes it involve speaking:
Always it involves pulling your weight:
Even bringing out the heavy artillery:
But often we do the heavy lifting together:
Yes, sometimes Sara wants to pull her hair out:
But basically we live our lives like everyone else–loving one another. We just do it from far away places:
Loving one another:
And the dog that brought us together:
Not to mention our other dog:
There’s nothing as amazing as the woman I love:
Happy birthday, Baby!
(To read an article about Sara that was published this past year in the “Lexington Herald Leader”, click here.)