Thursday, August 27, 2015
Today I celebrate the day a wonderful woman came into my life, my oldest daughter, Lindley. Today is the day that we focus on her more than any other day in the year.
When I think of what a joy she was when she came into my life and what a joy she is in my life now, I am filled with wonder. The little girl who had the most beautiful dark eyes and the curly hair that felt like silk against my cheek is now a woman with a husband and a career and yet she still makes my heart sing with wonder.
What a privilege it is to be a mother. What a blessing to know someone as well as a mother knows her child. Although she has her own home, husband, career, friends, I am privileged to be one of her best friends as she is one of mine. Her intelligence and zany sense of humour is a constant blessing to me. I think of her future with wonder at what she will accomplish in life, proud of the wonderful woman she has become.
To be a parent is a wondrous thing but to be a partner in someone's life is even better. Happy birthday smiley girl, I love you!