or should I say woman? because she most certainly is! On her most recent visit this past weekend I realized it more than every that my daughter is a woman... a smart, frank (honest), empathetic AND compassionate woman. A woman that is taking care of herself- a strong woman. She is spunky and resilient and looking to develop herself and her skills as a designer and a person. On this mom's day I am off the grid on a mountain somewhere and so I schedule this ahead of time to solute her for making being a mom so rewarding.
Being her mom has taught me that my timing and how I would like things to be is not always ideal. However life unfolds IS ideal. Watching her life develop I have seen parts of myself in her, sometimes uncomfortable with the clarity I have in retrospect of my own life, but knowing that she is walking her path just as I did and that I wouldn't want it any other way. Because that is how she will become and ever unfolding being.... by learning on her own. Not by simply stopping out of fear because I say she should. I have faith in her wise soul. She has always been a wise soul. As a baby, she had eyes that just looked through me. I love her through every fight we have...and through every moment watching her become her. I am so proud. and thankful - mostly thankful for the experience of being her mom.