Alice's first 'lead' part
(and the first time I have ever seen a daughter of mine in a wedding dress! [Duh..obviously!])
Yes, she was chosen to be Cinderella in her school's pantomime which we went and saw last Friday. I just love this photo even though everyone else is blurred. It really epitomises her - shining, eclipsing all the others around her with her sweetness and goodness. My little star. She has waited a long, long time to be a leading lady. My mother, Robin and sweet Grandpa drove all the way from Salisbury just for the show.
I am so proud of Alice. She is blossoming into such a kind and thoughtful young woman. Anthony and I have recently received some very encouraging comments about her from various people and I am so grateful that they take the time to tell us. That is one of the best things about my mothering journey.
And the best thing at Friday's performance?
That was right at the very end when the cast came into the audience and my youngest child, resplendent in her wedding gown ran straight up the aisle and into my arms. Laughing all the way.
Later, when I was in bed - ice pack strapped to my head (remember that pesky migraine I had for the rest of the weekend?) I told her how touched I was that she chose to run to me first, out of all the family there.
"Well of course I would," she exclaimed, " you are my mother and I love you more than anyone in the world. You are the most important person in my life. I told my friends that too."
All that from a Daddy's girl too.
My heart hasn't been the same since....