Tuesday, November 3, 2009


yup, my first baby (the one I experiment my parenting on!) turned 12 over the weekend! What the heck is THAT all about!...I swear it was only yesterday I had this sweet baby girl handed to me after a VERY LONG, and very tiring birth (and I could write an ode to the stitches!), you had masses of long hair, the chubbiest little cheeks, and gazed at us with blinking screwed up eyes - ....she asks from time to time in our 'grown up' chats - "ma, was it worth it?!' and I reply 'yes my sweet girl, every second, every stitch, every stretchmark - and I would do it every week all my life just have you'....

'Saye Haana, you light up my life, and bring untold delicious joy to it. I love being your Mama, and look forward to one day walking beside you, while you walk beside your girl. Maybe she'll ask 'Ma was it worth it?' and then you will know, in a different way, how very precious it is to have YOU as ours.

(the apron above is one I made for her on her 12 birthday, made from ticking and black n white polks dots, with the black and white handbag trim....)


Dee said...

I remember when Josaye was born too! (Was I staying with you guys? sooo clueless about pregnancy, childbirth and newborn babies eh, how inconsiderate!! accept my sincere apologies :) )
It was lovely to get to know your grown up girls last week. They are a real delight, you can be so proud of them...your experimental parenting has obviously been successful xxx

Francesca said...

This is a very sweet post. Happy birthday to your girl!

hanna said...

auh, made my eyes all stingy

Anonymous said...

Sniff sniff, stop it, stop it.
Yes indeed miss Josaye is a beautiful one-of-a-kind girl.