My 9 year old daughter is very special. I know we all think this about our children but she really is.
I am clearly not very successful at concealing the moments I find more ‘stressful’ in my life and she is picking up on it. I try really hard to keep my emotions on an even keel and some weeks I am more successful than others. I am a real mixed bag – on the one hand I spend a lot of time exploring everything that will help me find inner peace and a stillness in my life but on the other I am a crazy busy working mum juggling everything that life throws at me and then some. So in spite of the calm that I gain from yoga and now my first forays into meditation, there are always days when I cope better with the pressures of everyday life than others. I am sorry that she sees this fluctuation of emotions especially as she really is devoted to me and I am thus a big influence on her. I hope that she sees the two sides of me and not just the stressful mum side.
I just wanted to share with you a poem she wrote for me this evening after we had a little falling out. She is wise beyond her years which is both a blessing but also weighs heavy on her at times. Nonetheless, I am so very proud of her: