I'm proud of you

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

A short post to say this: my daughter is growing up.

Without going into too much detail for the sake of her privacy: something has clicked over the past few weeks and she seems happier, very contented, and very ...


Things that used to scare her no longer do. She's pushed herself a little bit, gone beyond her comfort zone, and found that it is okay there. That in fact, she can thrive there.

Who knows why children develop the way that they do? It seems to happen in waves. Everything is normal and then suddenly, one day, they've overcome a hurdle that they've been faltering at for months.

It is breathtaking, this raising children business. You think you know them and then suddenly they blossom right in front of your eyes. They become the newest version of them. They shed some things that they don't need and they gain some new things in their place.

It is amazing to watch.

Every now and then, I say 'she's growing up, isn't she?' in a mostly-proud-and-a-bit-sad way. And Chris says 'Yeah, it's great, isn't it?'

He says it with a big grin on his face. To him there's nothing cooler than seeing our kids becoming less like babies and more like little people in their own right.

And he's right, obviously. It is really cool.

It is very cool indeed.

She's still my baby though.


Pink Pear Bear


  1. awww, brought a tear to my eye! the last two photos are so precious. #bigpinklink

    1. Thank you! I love the last photo ... she's getting heavy now though ;)

  2. awwww. It is a bittersweet ride for sure.

  3. Oh this is so similar to a post I have just published about my baby not being my baby anymore (even though he always will be!). But I know exactly what you mean! Thanks so much for linking up to #TriumphantTales - hope to see you again on Tuesday!

  4. Beautiful post, my Hubby and I were only discussing this about our girls just the other day. Especially our eldest, she'll always be my baby but she's definitely a proper little girl now. It makes me a little sad though as they just grow so quickly! Thank you for sharing with #bigpinklink x


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