I have enjoyed watching my daughters’ relationship bloom and unfold. I think it’s sweet how they look out for each other. Sometimes, in the midst of their arguing, I long for the days when they were younger and oblivious. Such tiny little concerns they had; sharing toys, singing together, dancing and playing without a care in the world. Now my girls are teens, and are clinging to their individuality, being more assertive in the age of constant change. I listen in on their conversations that don’t always include me and I find myself chuckling quietly at what I hear. Such little ladies now; talking of clothes, boys and friendships. They both enjoy laughing with me and at me as I navigate through this new experience of raising teens. My youngest often needs more encouragement these days in the form of hugs and warm heart to hearts. She is my water baby and feels EVERYTHING. I tell her that she does not have to own any energy that doesn’t resonate with her spirit. My oldest is a little lioness and has been since the day she arrived. She speaks openly and is quite the charismatic one. I share with my daughters that it’s so important for them to hold their heads up when they walk, to be aware of their surroundings at all times and to read as much as they can. But most importantly, to cherish their bond as sisters…It is the greatest joy to be their Mama, to let them know I am always watching out for them like the grizzly I am, *smile*
We know we get under your feet Momma…we know we walk slow when you need us to keep up. Thank you for always being there…and thank you for when you are not. We know you are nearby, watching to see that we are safe, because this world is often a scary place. You give us tests in this life to make sure we will pass. We feel when we have disappointed you and you will not take kindly to sass..We cherish the proud look on your face when we do something right without you asking…how beautiful even are your tears when you are weary and unsure, for we know your love is never conditional; it is beautiful and pure. Precious like the day we first met, lovely as a sunset…We love you Momma💛
When children are gently reminded that childhood is a time of magic, dreams and discovering who they are, they are more apt to embrace it.
….I don’t like to see children trying to be adults too soon…there will be time for that. Not everyone has a magical childhood, sometimes, the magic comes later…in discovering your power and loving your inner child the way he/she needed to be loved when you were a child. There is still time to explore your world and be happy.
Never ever forget the magic of discovery, the essence of a flower smelled for the first time, the sound of laughing way too hard and the purity of your spirit.