On the 2nd of March of 2010, at 10.10 in the morning a very very special girl came to the world, my daughter Sofia. They say that when you have children your life can never be the same again – I say: good! Your life should’t be the same again and you have to make it so it isn’t. You need to create a better life for your children to grow in! You are obliged to become a better person, evolve, keep learning, expand, heal from your past, and do your best in being the parent your child deserves.
Of course all this is overwhelming and only comes into realization once two new little hands hold your finger and two tiny eyes look at you – that’s when it hit me. The 38 weeks of pregnancy and all that comes with it (good and bad), the almost 9 hours of labor and a c-section meant so little, really, compared to the moment that I came face to face with an authentic miracle of life which I would be responsible for appreciating, nourishing, honoring and shaping.
For the last 6 years, (that have gone by so so so fast), Sofia has showed me that children have the greatest courage. While adults complain about minor daily problems, stress about relationship breakups and are drawing in money worries – children stare life in the face. Sofia has taught me that being brave and strong comes from within and that you can get up again no matter how many times you fall.
Sofia has always been a smiley, energetic, happy, kind, loving, giving, sensitive (yes, being sensitive is a positive trait), good hearted, bubbly blonde little girl and having a rare condition called ‘Aniridia’ hasn’t changed that. What it has done, though, is proving to all of us that the greatest inspiration comes from the smallest things. It has also given us the opportunity to get to know some really great and supportive people.
My perfectly rare girl lovesssss dancing and horse riding. learning new things, making friends, Batman, running all the way back from school and cooking with mommy.
She is my hero xxxx