Letter to My Lily – 13 Years Young

23rd November, 2019

At exactly this time 13 years ago, I was home – putting my feet up after having spent the past 2 weeks in hospital trying to keep you happy and content in my tummy for a little longer. We had succeeded and I was allowed to go home to be with Dad and wait for your arrival.
I was almost 34 weeks pregnant and you were determined to join us sooner than later.
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Not a girl, not yet a woman…

26th March, 2019

Britney said it best, “..not a girl, not yet a woman…”

My baby girl headed off to Year 7 camp this week and for the fist time since she was in Grade 3, she didn’t want me to walk her in, help her with her gear and wait with her for the bus. I won’t lie – I was a little heartbroken. I respected her wishes, dropping her out the front of school, squeezing her so tight and staying a little while to watch as she headed in with her bags. Off she went. So happy. So independent, and full to the brim with nervous excitement!
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