I’m not sure how it’s possible, but a decade ago this little precious girl came into our lives and we entered the parenthood fraternity:
We were scared, hopeful, trepid and entirely head over heals in love with her from the first minute.
Although we feel much more confident now in the parenthood realm, we still have all of those feelings. We are now entering the tweenager years and we are scared, hopeful, trepid for other reasons beyond “are we feeding her enough”, “is she sleeping enough”. The worries of today scare me much, much more than those worries 10 years ago. I would go back to those in a heartbeat.
I have said this 1 million times, but if I could freeze time right now I would do it in a second. I would also like a few minutes of holding that sweet little baby up there too if time is being given as a gift anytime soon!
We are just as head over heals in love with the girl who is double digits now. I’m biased for sure, but she is quite simply an amazing little girl. She has a heart of gold and one of the kindest people I know. As in genuinely kind and concerned for others around her. That is what I want for her and it makes my heart burst to see how she is growing up and maturing. I pray that she stays that way and shows kindness even in the next few years when others are not always kind to her and will test her.
There was a time not so long ago that I thought life was a little too hard on her and she might already become jaded by others. In true Maya fashion she persevered. She is our optimist and I’m so grateful for that.
This decade has gone so incredibly fast and it makes me sad that in the next lightening quick decade I’ll be writing about my adult child. I’m soaking her up as much as I can.