It was an exciting day around here yesterday. Rachel turned 15, and some would say 15 going on 25. She has quite a strong head on her shoulders, which clashes with mine at times, ahem, but for the most part is an absolute joy to be around. She is the life of the party and there is never a dull moment in her company. Her presence demands your full attention, and mothering her has taught me lots.
She was feeling quite spiffy in her bustier from Anthropology and new high heel boots. Where oh where does she get this sense of style? Certainly not from her mother. Fashion was the last thing on my mind at that age. She inspires me to give more thought to the image I want to project to the world, and this is her gift.
Happy Birthday darling daughter, may your year be as bright and beautiful as you!!