I've never met or seen a mother/daughter duo like Paige and I. Meaning, the fact that I had her so young coupled with the incredible closeness of our relationship means we move through the world quite unlike most mothers and daughters I know.
To us, it's normal. We've had 19 years to create this sacred bond. But judging by the responses we often receive (all positive) when we're out and about, especially at clubs, I am made aware that our dynamic, though intriguing to most, is hardly typical.
But of course we'd go dancing together. We have the same taste in music, we both LOVE to boogie, we are best friends and sisters by heart, we are equally independent and celebrate life and living, so why wouldn't we do fun things like go to clubs together just because we also happen to be mother and daughter?
It's just that time in our lives when our worlds have converged and it's a joy to witness Paige's entry into this big, wild world, be it through sharing experiences with her or hearing all about them after the fact. I am honoured to be privy to her inner and outer life.
Paige is certainly living life more freely than I ever could being that I had a one year old at her age, and I am grateful for her freedom. I love seeing her happy. I love seeing her shine. I love that she has her whole life ahead of her without any of the restrictions I had at her age.
I do not need to envy her freedom however, because I am equally free at this point in my life, and the work I was called to do as a teenager and beyond (raising a child in a way I had not been raised myself) was the work I was born to do.
She is proof of that in every way.
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