To my Niece on your First Birthday xo

Freya Scarlet, my bug, baby paws and Princess,

A year ago today my life changed. I knew it would but had no idea how much, even sitting with you in my arms on your first day in this world I didn’t know what was in store.

Since that day I’ve changed and so have you, you’ve come so far. From those days where you wore a leg brace to fix your tiny hips to now chasing your puppy around the room. I’m proud of your perseverance, your determination to do those things you probably shouldn’t be doing like opening tubs of biscuits to help yourself and the way you grin when you see people you know walk through the door.

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To the ones who will never quite understand…

To the ones who will never quiteΒ understand,

I read an article recently that made me sad, not only because I could relate but because it was so real. It was about those friends we all have and assume will be around forever.

I had friends from a young age that I couldn’t imagine not meeting up for coffee or having long chats with, the type who no matter how long has passed you still connect instantly with. At least it used to be that way. Things change, life moves on and we all develop every day, grow into new people. Sometimes its hard to accept that people just aren’t meant to be in your life anymore or that maybe effort needs to be made to change the type of friendship you have.

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