Half a Lifetime

Sixteen years ago today, my friend Melanie’s daughter Radha was born.

Let me back up.

This is a photograph (taken by my mom) of me on Christmas of 1994. I was sixteen years old.

Christmas1994

Twelve days later, on my half-birthday, Radha was born.

Today is Radha’s sixteenth birthday, which means that in exactly six months she will be exactly the age I was when she was born.

None of this matters to anyone but me, of course, but it is hard to believe.

3 thoughts on “Half a Lifetime

  1. Stephanie

    January 6, 2011 at 1:18pm

    Oh, Annika, you are so pretty! (Were, and still are, pretty, that is.) That’s so cool that you remember how this photo relates to Radha’s birthday, too. It’s amazing how fast they grow up…!
    .-= Stephanie´s last post ..winter blooms =-.

  2. courtney

    January 14, 2011 at 6:11pm

    That is such a beautiful photo. I don’t think you are capable of taking any other kind at this point though grr jealous etc.

    The age thing is mind boggling. I love stuff like that.
    .-= courtney´s last post ..good news &amp treadmill desks =-.

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