15 November 2015
Like I have read on so many blogs recently we too have been celebrating a birthday in our house this week. Cameron celebrated eleven times round the sun on Thursday with a quiet day at home and a friend for tea, which were his requests. Daddy suprised him by returning home a day early from working away and spent the afternoon at home with us.
So eleven years of being a mother, the best eleven years of my life so far. We forge this journey together you and I, learning from each other. I don't always get it right and am always grateful that you are so understanding of the mistakes I make. You are a gentle, sensitive soul. You have changed so much in the last year, making my heart swell and sing so many times. When I talk to grandma about you and what you have been doing she tells me that I was the same, this makes me happy as I know all will be well.
You have moved into a new level of independence. You were a Beaver Scout for a year when you were seven but decided that Cubs was not for you. When you discovered you were old enough to start Scouts you went off by yourself to the first meeting. You have made your first friend in the village, someone whose house you can walk to, a friend to go off on bike rides with, walks with and hang out with all things you have done over the past months. This has not been without its problems, especially when we lost each other in the village in the dark, but you used your head and worked out what to do and we found each other with a hug. You were upset but calm, happy to be safely reunited
You have made some big decisions about friends. About what they mean to you. About other people's behaviour. We have long discussions about big issues. You are thoughtful but not judgemental. I can see that some things you are still grappling with and others you have sorted for yourself.
You are looking to me more for guidance with your learning. Seeking out a bit more structure than you have wanted in the past. We have been talking about the future of your learning, school or not to school for now we are sticking with the latter.
It feels like it has been a big year, with growth both physical and mental. I feel we have grown so much closer, we talk about everything and anything something you have not found easy with in the past. I hope we can continue on that path for your twelfth year round the sun.