Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Take Care of Each Other


My beautiful daughter turned 22 on Sunday - she celebrated long and hard, and one of the celebrations was lunch at an Irish (?) Pub (above). Her brother in NYC arranged a flicker
slideshow http://www.flickr.com/photos/paullyoung/sets/72157601382332079/show/ for her with, by coincidence, one of her best friends who was having a stopover in New York - she is an Emirates flight attendant. I am constantly awed and humbled by how much being a parent has enhanced my life. I have learned so much from my kids, met so many lovely people and had so many wonderful times because of them. They have influenced my working life - from starting a Montessori Pre-School I moved to welfare work, then worked with the NSW Gifted and Talented Childrens Association, then into teaching (where I am the Gifted & Talented Education co-ordinator). Thanks kids !! - and Happy Birthday, Eliza Jane.

6 comments:

bluegreen dragonfly said...

your daughter is just gorgeous! (and she looks like her mama)

congrats to her!

Kate I said...

I too am constantly awed by my grown children...they have been my greatest teachers and are now amazing friends.

Eliza is just beautiful and she's very lucky to have such an accomplished, creative and interesting mother!

(it was so sweet of her brother to create the slideshow!)

welcome to my universe said...

This is a gorgeous photo of both of you. Happy Birthday Eliza Jane!

martie said...

Celebrations - especially birthdays - are great. Glad you were able to enjoy this one with your daughter.

BTW - I read you comment on Kate's blog (thru my lens lightly). I don't know if Canada has heard of Dame Edna, but when I lived in the UK I loved her! I also enjoyed Kenny Everett's take off of her!

Paper Fan Club said...

What a wonderful post and it sounds like you enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebration with your girl. Your children are lucky they have such a loving mom who knows the value of family!

Annie said...

She's had just the kind of birthday I love (but seldom get these days)! Happy Birthday 'Liza Jane...