I can remember following her as she waddled up the hallway in a cloth nappy thinking "wow, one day this little person is going to be able to talk to me" - and all too soon she did, and all too soon she learnt how to feed herself, dress herself, ride a bike - all of those milestones that as parents, we are incredibly proud for them to have achieved.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Through her mother's eyes
The day finally arrived, Georgie turned 18 today!
I don't feel sad that she is not my little girl anymore, that she has grown up - because I am extremely proud of the young lady she has turned into - she has a good sense of fairness and of right and wrong and when I think of her, I think of sunshine and laughter - the energy she radiates is really beautiful.
What does make me sad is that before I know it she will be packing her bags and starting her own life, one where I won't be involved in as much, one where I will only know what she wants me to know about. That this will happen is OK, it's how it's meant to be.
I often wonder about the saying "you can't be their friend AND their mother" - because Georgie is my friend and lets face it, there are times when you have to give your friend a swift kick up the ass and pull them into line. She knows when to just shut up and pass me the tissues and she also knows how to make me laugh so hard that sometimes.........a little bit of pee comes out....................
People say we look alike, but there was only that one time when she was hanging up-side-down on the monkey bars when I thought, "Gee, she does look a bit like me". HOWEVER I know she's mine every time she open's her mouth.
I think she has enormous potential to make a difference in people's lives, she has a gift. But at the end of the day I just want her to be happy always.
We love you GG