Happy 20th Birthday Mariel! Today I'm the parent of just two teenagers since you are now in your 20's. Of course, this milestone reminds me that tempus fugit and I grow old. Shall I wear the bottom of my trousers rolled? Sorry, couldn't resist.
Twenty years ago, I noted the first crocus blooming in the garden as I left for the hospital to birth you. Twenty years later, you are in Ecuador immersing yourself in the language, culture and social issues of its people. Feliz cumpleanos a ti mi hija.
It has been worth it, after all.