Today I went shopping with my Mum (thanks, Mum) and my eldest daughter to buy the many required items for starting grammar school in September.
The long list gradually became shorter, and we still have to purchase : hockey stick, hockey bag, shin pads, gum shield, a 2nd pair of trainers (for indoor use – we have already purchased some for outer use)!
When we came home, I took a few photos of her, still as a lively eleven year old, messing around in the back garden.
….before my very eyes!
Her PE uniform (school polo shirt, baggy (very!) shorts, long hockey shorts and trainers).Then there will also be a school tracksuit (£80! – about $150), a skort, and all the rest of the hockey stuff.
It is with mixed emotions I see her in her new uniform, on the verge of moving on and up.
She worked so hard to get her exams to get to the grammar school, we are so proud of her……but part of me wants to wrap her up in cotton wool, and stop time…just for a little bit longer.
So this week I am finding beauty and pride in my daughter. To find out what others are finding beautiful and inspiring, be sure to visit The Inspired Room.
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