Harvest Moon Birthday Girls
Today my daughter Megan turned 31 years old and yesterday my niece Merehuka also turned 31. They’re first cousins born one day apart, my Libra girls — and this year they were born under the Harvest Moon. Merehuka grew up in New Zealand and moved to Portland, Oregon when she turned 18. Whenever she and Megan got together, they immediately connected. They truly are so much alike, you’d think they were twins!
Now Merehuka lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Cecilio and her two sons, Iyumni (age 11) and Manawa (age two) and Megan lives in LA and works as a stage hand and on movie and TV sets. Though they live different lives, they’re both still connected.
Happy birthday Megan!! They say it’s your birthday and it is!! Yayy! I love you so much and I wish you were here so we could celebrate together. Today there is a harvest full moon to celebrate your special day. It rose last night, so it’s kind of between your birthday and Merehuka’s. That makes so much sense because I love you both to the moon or a milkshake and back always in forever. You were born 31 years ago at Salem Hospital. I still remember the day you were born as if it were yesterday. You were at 9 1/2 pound baby with bright red hair. Your siblings got to meet you just 15 minutes after you arrived, and we all loved you so much.
I’ve always wanted you to have the best life possible and there were times I wished I could just sprinkle fairy dust on you so that nothing but good things would happen. But life has a way of throwing curveballs at us and sometimes those curveballs hit pretty hard. All I know is that I’m so proud of you and all you’ve…