Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lindsay Erin Elizabeth Byres

DOB: May 28, 1997

1 6 years ago........ 16.........sixteen......

I am not sure if I am more stunned that she is 16 or that I am old enough to have a 16 year old daughter.

I have heard it said that to have a child is to watch your heart walk around outside your body.....and in some ways that makes sense to me..... but in other ways, this beautiful 16 year old girl, is not so much my heart or her fathers heart - although we are both delighted and horrified to so often see so much of ourselves and each other in her..... she is rather, so very much her own heart, her own self.

And I love that self with all my heart.

It would be so easy to slip into all kinds of cliches and quite quickly sound like a crazy mother reeling off a list of attributes, making her sound perfect....which she isn't (close but not quite there yet :)

But I won't.

If you know her, you know who she is.....how she is.... you know the things that make her so uniquely her.

All I really want to say today..... 16 years since I laid my eyes on that tiny girl is that I didn't think it was possible to love the way I love you Sweetheart.

I love all of who you are and I will always and forever love you.

Happy Birthday my beautiful girl.

I love you to the moon and back.

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