My motherhood series here will continue tomorrow as my motherhood life continues at home with a special birthday. #2 is 11. I don’t know how that happened.
Today I watch her run into the woods but I still remember the child that clung to my leg wherever we went. My own personal barnacle.
Today I watch her express her opinion to me with a fiery determination but I still remember her not wanting to even use her voice to ask for something.
Today I watch as she goes up to the cashier to pay for something with courtesy and a smile but I still remember that little girl who never made eye contact with anyone but her parents and her siblings.
Today I watch her play with her friends but I remember a time when it wasn’t easy for her to make them.
Today I watch her walk in muddy paths and swat mosquitoes with a smile but I remember a little girl who couldn’t walk barefoot in the sand.
Today I see a young lady know who she is and define her comfort zones without a second thought but I remember a little girl who was afraid to be exactly who she was born to be.
Today I listen to her sing in the car because this little girl finally found her voice and it’s more powerful than she expected it could ever be.
We are so proud of the strong and sure young girl you have become.
We love you and we hope you:
Love : Mama and Dada