I am still in wonder at times when I think that I have a daughter. After three boys, I never thought that it would happen.
I have trouble seeing myself in my boys. They have some of my traits and Xavier is starting to look a bit like me at the same age, but mostly I see Simon or even the male members of my family when I see them. Wilhelmina however, I see me…
This is a picture that my mom and grandmother found while doing some gardening outside. It was actually in one of the potted plans that used to be in the house but has been outdoors for a while now. My mom had never seen the picture and my grandmother didn’t know why it was there, but there is was.
I see the picture and I see Wilhelmina… I was about 4 years old in this…
At the moment, Wilhelmina has been obsessed with wearing this dress. It is a dress that I wore often as a child and have held on to it for all my life so that one day, my little girl may wear it. And now she is.
There is something very special about seeing myself so much in one of my children. I truly love having a little girl.
I have a son and a daughter, and I know just what you mean. I love both of them with all of my heart, but the bond between a mother and daughter is just different. I love that she’s wearing a dress that you wore as a kid!
She really loves the dress too… she has been eyeing it for such a long time but it was always too long. Now it is very borderline but finally fits. I have to admit that I am still quite nervous about it because it has been so special to me for so many years.
She looks adorable in the dress. She definitely takes after you.
I feel the same way about my after having three girls. I can’t believe I have a baby boy to love. I never thought it would happen.
It is a very special feeling isn’t it!
Wow that photo of you looks so like Wilhelmina it’s uncanny!
I know… I have a few others that I would need to scan or take pictures of because I find it amazing in a way… I never thought I would have a little one that looks like me.
god, i was sure it was Willa!!!