I am beginning to think my youngest child is actually an angel from heaven, you know the type ‘cheeky’ angel with a bit of slight devilment which keeps everyone on their toes, but are actually truly amazing. If you have heard of the term ‘indigo-child’ I think I am somewhere near. From here on in, I will call her Indigo.
She has done two things since Sunday which make me incredible proud. Sunday was her birthday, she was 6. I treated her to a day trip out and of course lots of presents, including her nails done at the nail salon-she was adamant!! (Me: Are you sure darling, you are only 6. Indigo: But mummy I want my nails doing just like you) How could I say no?! Anyway, as I tucked her up in bed on Sunday evening she threw her arms around my neck and said “Mummy this has been the best birthday ever, thank you so much for what you have done today!” She released my neck grabbed my cheeks with her tiny hands and planted a kiss on my lips, let go and gave me the biggest grin. My heart melted. It is not every day a ‘just gone’ 6 year old is able to show such gratitude.
The second thing came just last night, two days since her birthday. She knows I have been having a bit of a tough time recently. I treated her to homemade pancakes, it was Pancake Tuesday after all.. I let her smear on the nutella and rolling it up she said “mummy you are the best mummy in the world!” She then began to sing to me whilst eating her pancake “lean on me…..when you’re not strong, I’ll be your friend……I’ll help you carry on…” We are know the song by Al Green I am sure, even if you did not know it was Al Green that sang it, you will know the song trust me…. I do not even know where she has learnt this song. And when asked, she does not know either!
At this point I could have cried. How I have managed to raise such an emotionally aware child I will never know! She flashed me a big smile and said “Mummy I lean on you all the time don’t I? You can lean on me today.”
I love this girl, I am proud she is my daughter, she is like my little shadow, she will follow me to the end of the earth if that is where I am going. I wake up in a morning and there she is in bed next to me, after she has sneaked in, in the middle of the night.
No matter how hard life gets, there is one person who can always put a smile on your face. For me it is my youngest daughter. We have such a connection, that we do not even have to speak to each other and we know what we are thinking. I believe she is a soul mate of mine (yes relatives, friends etc can be soul mates too…..)
Indigo, you are truly amazing and always an inspiration to me. You never fail to amaze me with your wise words, too wise for such a young girl. I love you xxxxx