Five years ago my life changed forever. I felt that the world tilted a little on its axis and I knew that things, for me at least, would never be the same. Because on this day, five years ago, my first beautiful baby girl was born.
I remember staring at her in amazement – I couldn’t believe that she had finally arrived, that she was so gorgeous and so perfect. It actually took my breath away a little, that overwhelming feeling of love coupled with a crushing feeling of complete responsibility. Thankfully the overwhelming feelings have largely passed, but here we are, five years on, and not a day has gone by where she still doesn’t amaze me.
Mainly I’m in awe of how she is her – that the little person Miss Z is has been there all along, with just more aspects of it revealed bit by bit.
So wishing my bright, bubbly, assertive, noisy, sweet big girl a very, very happy 5th birthday.