Two years ago today, I watched the sun rise on my daughter’s first morning… I was dazed from the shock of her birth, the drugs, the pain, and the discovery of the very different, visceral kind of love between a mother and a daughter.
When we came home, it felt like bringing back the missing piece of our puzzle, the cement of our brand new family.
And I cannot imagine what it made her feel like when that family was blown apart just over a year later. When she was still too little to put words on her pain. When I was unable to protect her sweet, still baby-self.
Almost a year on, she is a beautiful mystery, she frowns, observes, and moves through life’s ups and downs with incredible grace. Every day I see her become more of herself, challenge my deepest identity, and elicit incredible love.
This is her favourite song of the moment, so we’ll all have a dance as we celebrate tonight. Luckily, she doesn’t get the words…
Taio Cruz – Troublemaker