“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for” - Tom Bodett
I think this quote is very true. I know I journal about Zoë a lot but as soon as I read this, I thought of her and how I have changed since having her. I always thought that I didn’t want children and then one day I came home work and talked to James about perhaps wanting one. My brother had recently had his first child, Connor and spending time with him showed how brilliant kids were. So we agreed we would try for a child. Within 3 months I was pregnant and wondering what the hell I had done! Sometimes I still wonder that ;-)
Zoë seems to have given a true purpose to my life. I always thought I was happy with my life before her, but when I look back on it now, it was nothing in comparison to now. Yes she can be hard work but on the whole she is fantastic and a constant source of wonderment to me. She is growing up fast and some of things she does or can do amaze me and then I think to myself that James and I made that and we are shaping her into the person that she is becoming. I just hope that we are doing a good job and that she will grow into a strong, independent, intelligent, caring individual who has a long and happy life.
I love everything about my wonderful daughter, I love being a Mum and I hope that maybe I could do it all over again!!!
This is an old photo but one of favourites.