I have written about my 2 nieces before
and how much I adore these girls that bless me by calling me Aunt
|Sam & Kat|
today I am focusing on the youngest
her name is Samantha
I know I did a post last May titled Motherhood
it was a hard one to write ~ I put myself out there a lot
but I usually do not delve deep
truth be told I was missing out ~ what was it like to see yourself
in another being
would they look like you ~ talk like you ~ like the same things that you do?
I know that if we had of adopted ~ I would see myself in this child
born from my heart and not from my womb
but since that never happened for us ~ that void would always be there
or would it......
enter my beautiful ~ almost 16 (eek) year old mini me
she is so much like me it scares me a little
she loves to read ~ real books
and she is a writer ~ a word girl
I don't think she met a quote she doesn't like
a music lover, she has such a soft heart
anything to do with animals and we are both there
and if it is a sad story ~ there are tears from us both
a couple of weeks ago we spent the day together ~ visiting used book stores
drinking cappuccinos ~ talking about authors
she loves Nicholas Sparks ~ I introduced her to a couple of my favourite authors
we talked about music
about the lyrics ~ the words are just as important as the melody
and she likes one of my fav bands ~ I know you know all of their music
which songs should I download?
I took her picture ~ posted it to Instagram and my best friend commented
"Oh my goodness ~ it is like taking a step back in time ~ she looks just like you"
when I got home after dropping her off
my heart was full
and I was gushing and telling Trevor about how I was feeling
all these years I thought I would never know ~ but I do and it is the coolest thing
then I wrapped him in a hug realizing that he will never feel the same
and I felt selfish for being so excited....
he brushed it off and I toned it down ~ I love this boy
a couple of weeks later Sam posted the following to Instagram
as she is doing a photo a day challenge ~ the prompt was idol
"I don't have an idol but this chick really inspires me"
it was on this picture ~ taken of her and I at her junior prom
can you say peacock moment?? My heart almost burst in my chest!
I scanned this picture last week and used it for throwback Thursday
she sees it now too
So my little sweet pea is growing up and I could not be prouder of the person she is becoming