It is her birthday today, she is nine. nine can you believe it dear readers who have been with me for a while now. For days now i have been thinking about her and the world she lives in. I have been thinking about what it is to be a girl right now, a somewhat bittersweet time don't you think for children.
elle is very special, i mean honest to goodness. She already knows how to recognize beautiful on the inside, but i hope that even though she is so, so gorgeous, i hope that she gets to hear often, how beautiful she is on the inside, i hope she hears what a good heart she has and how compassionate she is. A world full of gadgets, less and less colouring pencils, muddy puddles, deep conversations that is a world i wish was a little different, that is why i am so happy that she shares time with us on the farm. I thought about a few things, one how i wish that one day her world, all children's world would be different, one that has no hungry children, no hate, no violence I wish that our generations would have changed the school curriculum in such a way that we would truly make their generation the peace makers of the world.
i grew up with parents telling me i can do what ever i want. be better everyday. my parents had such compassion for all people and all things and this has trickled down to elle in such a big way, her heart explodes with kindness. she is very strong too at nine she knows who she is.
I wanted to say so much, but it got emotional just seeing her face, having all the memories rush in and thinking of her life's path and how i wish i could protect her from everything, but for right now she is the one protected me, her aunty from a life without the joys of children, for in my heart she makes me feel a love that i thought was never possible.
happy birthday dear elle.
* i could not choose the photographs, i have thousands.