Oh darling, you're 12 tomorrow.
Where on earth has all this time gone?
This year is a new chapter in your beautiful life.
One that will no doubt bring it's joys and challenges
as you try to carve out your identity in high school
and at home.
Your sensitive and caring nature and
subtle sense of humour are never overlooked by your mama.
Your desire to create and express yourself
runs deep and I hope I can continue to encourage this as you look for truth and authenticity in your 12 year old self.
This coming year I think we will see more singing from your lips, tippity toe Grade 5 Ballet point work, painted canvases and mosaic making.
We'll see more sewing and baking and food experimenting and playing with colours.
We'll see you carving a niche in your new school world and growing in knowledge, independence and grace as you change physically, spiritually and emotionally.
We'll create more travelling memories and step up a peg or two into a different world of literature and self expression.
I'm sure you will keep our days amazing and unpredictable.
It's inconceivable how much we love you.