what shines through

Everyone refers to Erin as my “mini-me.”  There have even been times when looking through photo albums that she’s thought a picture of me was one of her.

She is definitely my mini-me in more than just looks though.  We are both voracious readers, extremely tom-boyish, have absolutely no fashion sense, and as my son says, we’re also both incredibly thick-headed.

Where she got her artistic abilities and amazing singing voice I have no idea, but I hope she continues to nurture them and doesn’t allow my stage fright to be a trait that holds her back.

I can’t help but think of myself at her age as I watch her grow into a young lady, and I just hope that she manages to avoid the mistakes I made, but even then I know that like me, she’ll come through it all fine.


June 29, 2011


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