kate

I am in awe of my daughter. Kate turned 15 today and I just so love the person she is and will continue to grow into. I can’t even be concerned that this might just come across as a mother bleating on about how fabulous her daughter is because that would make her feel good about herself. Because it genuinely isn’t that. Kate has so much to teach me. She just has an innate sense of self beyond her years, an innate sense of fairness, a kindness that is true, she is compassionate, she is incapable of untruths, she will never let anyone down, she is a friend to all, she forgives those who are unkind, she has no need for all to like her, she is who she is and will not compromise her ideals, her sense of fairness for anyone, even if it hurts her, she has a true grasp on her ego, she puts others before herself, she allows them to be who they are, she sees the good in all, she genuinely celebrates others success and talent without ever feeling what about me. My friends know how I worry a tad that she has no competitive edge, and she doesn’t. But that’s my stuff. She has no desire to prove she is better than anyone else, to prove she is good enough, because she is already so secure in who she is.  She is noble and kind and stylish, filled with grace and never-ending dignity. She is bright, she is cheeky, she is ambitious but not greedy, she talks back, she has a twinkle, a naughty and fabulous sense of humour, she has a wonderful ability to laugh out loud, she is argumentative and yes a tad disdainful and dismissive of her parents and her sister, but appropriately so, with a love for us that oozes out her pores. I am so proud and so in awe of my daughter. I hope one day I grow up to be just like her.

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4 thoughts on “kate

  1. She is one beautiful girl!!! U can be so proud! And she has been this beautiful since the day I met her in Grade 1!

    • Sorry never replied to this Michelle … you have never ever been replaced as her best ever teacher!!! You really saw her and for that I am eternally grateful … as is she!! Isn’t it frightening how big they are all getting!!!! xx

  2. Could not have said it better myself. I am a very proud aunty. And I am so grateful to have the privilege of being her aunt (but call me aunty at your peril Kate!) and having such a beautiful role model for my girls. Thank you darling girl. Happy birthday (again). x

  3. From facebook

    Angie Barnard-Engelke, Samantha Yates Schroeder and 11 others like this.

    Kerry Solomon Beautiful, beautiful words!!! Love it! She sounds incredible Lianne, with traits we would all like to have (especially the one about not needing everyone to like her!). All I can say is she didn’t get there by herself. It takes nurture and love to be so self assured at 15. Happy birthday to Kate! May her day be special. xxx
    July 16 at 1:39pm · like · 1

    Elizabeth Halley Reading this reminds me of a lovely lady that I am blessed to have met….her beautiful mother!!!!What a lucky girl she is to have someone like you to model herself from xx
    July 16 at 2:29pm · like · 1

    Ange Nixon She is a gorgeous girl and she too, is blessed to have a wonderful family about her 🙂
    July 16 at 2:35pm · Like

    Jo-Ann Adams Tissues!♥
    July 16 at 2:56pm · like · 1

    Yvette Puchert We love Kate. Happy Birthday special God sista!!!
    July 16 at 4:19pm · like · 1

    Lianne Cawood Thank you Kerry, have passed on your wishes, and as I know you, Lynn and I agree … all we can do is love, love love 😉 Liz and Ange what lovely comments, thank you. Jo, was sniffing big time by the time I hit ‘post’ and Y, we miss you!!
    July 16 at 7:53pm · Like · 1

    Sonja Nel Happy Birthday to Kate and congratulations to you and Bryan on raising such a remarkable young lady! So sad we are not able to see all of you more often! Lots of love, Graham and Sonja
    July 16 at 10:28pm via mobile · like · 1

    Samantha Yates Schroeder How beautiful… & yes she has these qualities from her parents.. happy belated birthday Kate… xx
    July 17 at 4:29pm · like · 1

    Lianne Cawood Dear dear Sonnie … thank you so much for the wishes for Kate, I too wish we were all so much nearer. Much love to you and Graham. xx
    July 17 at 4:56pm · Like

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