Last Saturday the 7th of December, we celebrated Ruby’s 15th birthday. 15 years ago, I held this beautiful baby girl in my arms, and dreamed of the young lady she would grow into. 15 years ago, I never imagined that I would ever ever be the mother of a teenager (let alone 2, and eventually 3). 15 years seemed like an eternity, but here I am, thinking how on earth did this happen, she only has three more years of school left. GULP, three more years of having her at home, for I know that the moment she finishes school, her sense of adventure will take her to amazing places.
Don’t question why she needs to be so free
She’ll tell you it’s the only way to be
She just can’t be chained
To a life where nothing’s gained
And nothing’s lost
At such a cost