Wednesday 20 November 2013
This Girl: Nearly Six
This girl is going to be six tomorrow.
I had a moment today, I stopped in my tracks as I was on the way back from buying some essential birthday supplies (balloons & candles). I was thinking about how this time six years ago I was in labour, when a moment came back to me in a flash. I've thought about it now and then over the last six years, but suddenly it was so clear.
When Coco was about a two weeks old I was in the lift in Boots on High Street Kensington and a women came in just as the doors were closing, she looked at Coco, so tiny in her pram and she said to me, "it goes so fast". Lots of people have said that to me since, I've said it to myself hundreds of times and to others. I've lamented it here on the blog, I've read The Happiness Project ("The Days are long but the years are short"). But that women was the first person to say it to me. And I looked at this tiny baby and I'm pretty sure I thought "yeah, right".
But here I am, and I've got tears in my eyes as I type this as I had tears in my eyes on my walk home earlier. I love this girl so much, she changed my life, made me into a better person, made me into a mother. I want her to have the best birthday, now she is six.
Four very random photos from the last year.