Oh my goodness, we can’t believe it – MeeMee, my biggest sister is 20 tomorrow (16 July). No longer a teenager, a young lady! Leaving her teens behind her – doesn’t 20 sound so much older than 19? Mummy has written a letter to our 20 year old.
MeeMee is spending her birthday in London with her lovely boyfriend, L. She was home last weekend, and we all went out for a lovely family meal together. She should be home again soon hopefully. MeeMee has just moved into her new house which she is sharing with four others, before she was sharing with another nine students! She starts her third and final year of Uni in September and is on course to come out with at least a 2:1 in Journalism and English. Clever MeeMee, we are so proud of her!
Here is Mummy’s special letter to MeeMee:
I don’t quite know where the last twenty years have gone, this time twenty years ago I was eagerly awaiting your arrival, you were two weeks late, and I had been in hospital all day being induced. You were just not ready to be born! I ended up having a rushed, emergency C-Section, and had to be put to sleep for it. You finally arrived at 7.46am on the 16 July 1996. I was 25.
You were the most loved little baby ever. Me and your daddy adored you, as did your grandparents – and your complete ‘set’ of eight great-grand-parents, quite something huh?
I have watched you grow into the beautiful young woman you are today. Beautiful inside and out. I am SO proud of you and all you have achieved. You are a most loved daughter, sister, grandaughter, niece, and cousin. We miss you so much when you are away, but thank goodness it is only Bristol. You are such a clever girl, and I watch with anticipation as your life unfolds, wondering where it will take you.
It seems like yesterday that you loved the Teletubbies, started school, went to France then New York with school, got gazillions of GCSE’s, left school, went to college, got your A Levels, started Uni. It literally feels as though it has gone by that quickly.
Your primary school prom, your leaving secondary school prom, all the memories and amazing experiences you have had, your travels, your adventures, I have wished for all to be the happiest, most wonderful times of your life.
All our family holidays, your continuing love for Belle from Beauty and the Beast, your tears, years ago when reading New Moon in the Twilight Series. Your laughter with your sister – then brother, and your face and joy when I told you I was pregnant with Pickle. Our closeness, we have shared so many tears – of joy, sadness, anger, and more.
It isn’t possible, but I do love you more every day. I am always here for you – my daughter, my friend, my first born.
I am so excited to see what life will bring you in the next year, and I am the proudest Mumma in the world.
Keep safe my love, keep well, keep happy.
Mum x x x