Last night before I went to bed I went into my little girl’s room, as I always do, and kissed her beautiful face goodnight.
I came out and sat on the arm of the couch, next to my Husband.
I looked at him and said “I am in awe of that child” before taking myself to bed.
At the end of each day when I have a moment to myself and my mind finally slows down, I think of my children, all three of them. I think of them as they are, as their perfect individual selves. I think of the gifts that they have given me and the richness that they have brought to my life.
Last night was a night for my little girl. The first child I carried.
I could write about her, about all of them, for pages on end. But I just want to share last night.
I used to write to you often and now I seldom do. Life gets crazy busy as you have seen. One thing, then another, the routine and haste of it all. Every day living.
But I am taking a moment now to tell you how exquisite you are. That at six years old you are wise beyond your years. That I needed you in my life and that is why you came. Without you I am lost.
You have always helped me, always held my hand and always showered me with love. You have always left me wondering what on Earth I did to deserve you.
Your intellect, compassion, kindness and positivity. These are traits you possess and display every day. They come across in your patience with your Brother, your passion for books, your comforting words and your forever glowing face.
Lulu, I cannot put you into a paragraph, a sentence or a page. I cannot adequately describe you to those whose life you have not blessed. I cannot convey all that you are, to me, to your Brother, to your Dad.
All I can say is that you are precious and perfect and that I couldn’t possibly love you any more. I feel so lucky to have you, to spend my days with you and call you my daughter.
May our relationship always be exactly as it has always been. There is not a moment I would change. You are as much a part of me as my own heart, my own mind. We know each other inside out and I never want to let that go.
Loving you always,
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup natural or coconut yoghurt
- zest of one lemon
- juice of two lemons
- 1 tablespoon of macadamia oil or melted coconut oil
- 3 cups almond meal
- 1 teaspoon bicard soda
- Preheat your oven to 175°C or 350°F
- Grease 14 standard size muffin holes.
- Place the eggs, maple syrup and yogurt into a medium sized bowl and whisk to combine. Add the lemon juice, zest and whisk. Add the oil. Whisk. Add the almond meal, again, whisk to combine. Lastly add and combine the bicarb soda.
- Spoon the mixture evenly into your muffin holes and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until lovely and golden and an inserted skewer comes out cleanly.
- Remove from the oven and leave in the muffin tray for 10 minutes. Run a knife gently around the edge of each muffin and transfer them to a cooling rack. Serve. Eat. Enjoy.