Monday, 9 March 2020

A letter to Matilda

Dear Matilda, 

Today is your 10th birthday. Wow. How are you in double digits already.

When mum announced she was pregnant again I was 17. I was so excited. I was excited about the idea of having a baby to dress up and show off but that I could hand back when she cried! I could never have predicted the impact you would have on me.

I never really believed what they said about parents falling in love the first time they see their child but the first time I saw you in hospital on the day you were born I fell in love. I knew from that day it was my job to help shape your life and I would do anything for you. I will always have your back and trust me I had already saved you from having a ridiculous name.

Before you were born I was worried about having the same bond with you as I do with our brother. There is less then 2 years between me and Zach but just under 18 years between me and you and so I was worried about having nothing to bond over but I was wrong. You bring back the inner child in me and I love the days we spend building Lego cities and the adventures we have. I particularly love how I have turned you into a geek. It’s nice to have someone who gets just as excited about watching Doctor Who as I do!

Over the years we have had our bumps. You have had to cope with so much more then any child should do and I wish I could have shielded you from it all but I can’t. The world can be an evil place and you found that out too young. I only hope that the future is brighter for us all. The world can also be so full of hope and joy and I wish to spend the next decade show you all these things.

Over the last decade I have seen you grow into the perfect young lady you are today and words can not express how proud I am of you and how much I love you. You have become such a beautiful person Inside and out and I look forward to see you grow more as you start to become more independent and make your own path in life.

Love you to Galifrey and back.


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