Friday, June 29, 2012

One more thing...

Like Bill, I said screw it and had a good old cry when Stan handed his precious gift to our girl at dinner. 

He had made this wooden bowl for her from a 148-year old special tree that has since been replanted from the tree's own grafts. 

The bowl is absolutely beautiful just like our girl (of course I am biased.) 

May her life be as remarkable as the tree's life and may she give joy to as many people as the tree has.

She has been such an inspiration to us already, and has taught us so much; we are forever grateful for her gift.

The bowl's inscription reads: Sophia's Big Adventure Boston June 2012. May she have many more adventures in years to come.

Sophia with her special bowl  from Stan and Alida and heart necklace from Aunt Giana and Uncle Rik


  1. OK, This seems like a fitting final chapter to the Blog.
    you are leaving our heroes triumphant return to their kingdom to the readers's imagination? Good approach. We are all visualizing the thronged multitudes waving their heart-shaped velour covered balloons as you and slabovia descend from the airplane.
    We hope to see you this coming week. Bob

  2. How does it feel to be home ms. Fia???? we cant wait to see you!