She arrived unexpectedly and she made my world amazing. She walked, she ran, she turned 2,3,4,5,6,7, and now my baby girl is 8 years old. I’ve been a mother for eight whole years – where have those 8 years gone?! Mia made me a mother, after her birth, I had to grow up fast. She made it easy, I was completely and utterly besotted with her from day one.
Life with Mia is a beautiful whirlwind. I know I am biased, but she is the most incredible young lady. She has a heart of gold and she wears it on her sleeve, she is funny, sassy and so very intelligent.
Don’t get me wrong, she, like any child, has off days. Sometimes she takes the sass a bit too far and other days she acts like a stroppy teenager. She has my fiery temper, especially when it comes to her brother. She’s definitely more compliant and flexible than Theo, but I do often find myself wondering how I will survive her teenage years.
Everyone who knows Mia adores her. She has so much love to give, and would do anything to make others smile. She has a very unique way of charming everyone she meets, behind the delicate exterior she is wonderfully forthright and strong minded.
Her academic ability never ceases to amaze me. Her love of books is admirable and she is regularly seen clutching at least one book, she is easily immersed in the world of literature, which is exactly how I was at her age. I just hope she doesn’t fall out of love with reading like I did.
Recently she has been awarded at school for beautiful presentation and for reading 250,000 words in just 6 months. She started a new school in September and she quickly captured the hearts of the staff there. Her teacher beams when she talks about her, her most recent parents evening left me feeling so proud I thought I might actually burst!
Family is everything to Mia. The close bond we share is unbreakable, and despite the inevitable sibling rivalry, she and Theo are still best friends. She adores her Daddy, Nanny, and Grandma. Recently her great grandfather suffered a stroke. I didn’t tell her the full extent of the situation at the time, I simply explained that Grumps would need a little bit of help from grown-ups. She has taken it upon herself to help him wherever she can, she opens things for him, helps him with tasks and even gets him drinks without a second thought. She has never been asked to do any of it, she just does it because that’s the kind of person she is, she has a beautiful soul.
On her birthday, I always feel emotional. I get teary at least once every single year as I watch the children enjoy their special days. At 8 years old, she is becoming a wonderful young woman and I feel truly