Thanks on Thursday | My Girls


I sometimes look at these two and wonder how on earth did I get so lucky to call these girls my daughters. I mean, motherhood doesn’t come with a certificate of any kind. We listen to medical advice that is often based on what is the hot topic of the month. We read up on stuff that we believe we should know. We compare with other new mums/moms and worry that we’re doing something wrong that will affect baby for the rest of its life. We listen to family, friends and well-meaning acquaintances about what worked for them. But ultimately I went with my gut.

However, I do recognise that my gut feel wasn’t always spot on. Sometimes, it’s been way, way off. But I always did what I thought best at the time.

It’s rather remarkable then that these two lovelies are as level-headed, as grounded, and as well-adjusted as they are. Much of the credit for these fine young ladies goes to them, themselves, because while I know I’ve guided them a little over the years, the rest has been how they’ve adapted this guidance and applied it (or not!) as they’ve seen fit. They are quietly confident individuals and they both have a great sense of humour. They are ambitious in an understated way and they know how to nurture their soul. They know what they want and work hard to achieve it. They also know when to walk away. Their smiles light up the darkest room and they have such beautiful charm. My heart hurts that they don’t see one another for years at a time due to the distance between their residing countries and so they’re not that close, but they always pick up where they left off when they do get together. And that makes me happy.

I’m there for them at the drop of a hat. Not that they need me, you understand, but there is nothing that I wouldn’t do for them, no matter the time of day, no matter the issue. I tell them regularly that I love them. Most of all, they’re mine and I love them unconditionally with all my heart. Just as they do me. And for that, I truly thank them.

Much love,