Tuesday, March 22

Elle, the love of my life

I have spent the last few hours going through pictures of elle, remembering every moment.
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. 

12 comments:

S. Etole said...

the beauty shines from within and without ... as does yours

Sylvia said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful, special Elle! She is already changing the world around her ~ so the whole world ...!

Juliana said...

Beautiful and heartfelt. Happy Birthday, Elle!

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

she is your muse. she just has IT.

Valerie said...

as a mom of an 11 year old girl, i toally get & fell what you write here !
"joyeux anniversaire" to your beautiful sweetheart xo

Natasha said...

Elle is gorgeous yes, and how lucky is she to have an aunty like you! She will learn so much from you and what life is really all about I think. Beautiful post Nadia, and bonne fĂȘte to your Elle!
Natasha xx

The Oak Leaves said...

:)

This made me want to have children even more than I already did...

V said...

What a beautiful, touching post. May your kind wishes for all childhood come true. And may we all have our hearts and eyes that open to appreciate the great opportunity that is living life with the persons we love.

Sara said...

i feel like i have watched her grow up and blossom for the last couple of years through her auntys eyes... she is beautiful, and lucky to have you in her life!

spread your wings said...

what a heart felt post.
she is beautiful, kind and thoughtful - i can see it in her eyes.
as lucky as you are to have her in your life - she is lucky to have you in hers.

Absolutely Fabulous said...

Dearest nadia i am very touched by this post. She is indeed enchantingly beautiful....but the beauty of it all lies in the way she wraps your heart with all these emotions and experiences that are truly beyond words.
Hugs.
Joy

Anonymous said...

i love you soooo much .everyone loves you . your the best aunty ever.. u