She’s my sweet girl, my mini-me in so many ways.
She’s my reminder that what I say and do matter because she is always watching. Always.
She sees when I choose to love myself and when I don’t.
She watches when I hold my hands out in acts of kindness, and when I silently put them in my pocket as I exercise self-control through boundaries, and so I don’t bring physical harm to the idiots in my life. 😉
She’s aware of the times I use my tongue for good and when it gets the best of me and I wield it in anger.
She asks me difficult questions, making me think hard before answering because my words hold weight.
She seeks my approval and affection because I am the first woman she looks to for a glimpse of who she is and what she is about.
She values my opinion because she knows I’m a thinker, a researcher, a lover of people, and her momma.
We laugh together, cry together, and talk about life a lot.
Life. It’s what her name means and boy does she live up to it!
I get to mentor, parent, teach, train, and love this beautiful child as she grows into the woman she is becoming. Lucky me!
Go catch up with my fellow challengers and see who they mentor:
Beckie at http://free2b2much.blogspot.com/