Of all my children, Allegra is the most spunky.
She walks with a spring in her step. She sings, dances, skips and hops all at once.
When she smiles (and it is usually a cheeky smile), her big round eyes light up with eager anticipation.
Even though she is confident and extroverted, don’t mistake this for an impenetrable shield. Her heart is fragile even though it loves those she deems worthy, fiercely and completely.
This daughter of mine has such a creative personality – case in point these photos – she’s the girl who will choose to wear her cousin’s Adidas running shoes with her frilly girly socks, jewellery and party outfit. That’s how she rocks her outfits.
I love my children all the same. But she reminds me most of, well, me.
I hope I live my life in a way that will be a great example for her to follow – as a girl, as a woman, and if she wants, as a wife and mother.
Most of all I hope I show her that she doesn’t have to be anyone else but her most authentic and amazing self.