Thursday, 29 July 2010

With Olivia

Today I had the pleasure of being able to pick Olivia up from school a little early.

Without her brother and sister in tow, it was even more of a pleasure, for us both.

Can I tell you that she still leaps into my arms, when she runs out of her classroom?

Can I tell you that she whispers to me, that she missed me today?

And that I am SO proud of her, today and every day.

So we went for some girl time, just me and my little Olivia.

Who, at six, is just about the coolest chick I know. The coolest chick I ever want to know.

Whose idea of heaven was to go to the deli and pick out her favourite cheeses and meats and olives.

Who tells me, with a perfect accent "A tavola nessuno diventa vecchio".

Who then skips for a hot chocolate and unknowingly flirts for extra marshmallows.

Her hair is like a bronze halo. She is divine.

I cannot believe, some days, that she is mine. When I cuddle up to her at bedtime in her bed, and we sing Nora Jones songs together, I shed happy tears.

Olivia. I love you so much, my sweet girl.


  1. Your post brought tears to my eyes. When your children are small is a magical time. When they would rather spend time with you than with anyone else, when they look to you first for all the answers, when they still believe you have the power to right any wrong and kiss away any boo-boo. It sounds like you are really appreciating this time with your children. You are a smart lady to do so. My daughter just finished her freshman year at college and my son is starting his senior year of high school. They are both spectacular young people, and I can honestly say I have enjoyed them at every age. I do miss my babies, though. My nest will soon be empty and if I dwell on it, it breaks my heart. All the best to you and your beautiful family!

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  2. You are a beautiful mumma! She picked you for a reason. I bet she just thinks the exact same about you. Going to go and cuddle my little girl nwo. Thanks for the beautiful post xo

  3. That made my heart sing. What a beautiful daughter. What a beautiful Mama. x

  4. What a nice afternoon for you and your daughter! I love it when I have the opportunity to spend one on one time with my children too!

  5. Bless her, Lucy, she is so beautiful. What a lucky mummy you are! ;)


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