Tuesday, 15 January 2013

16 years ...

that's my Katie - yep, 16!  She celebrated her birthday yesterday, as everywhere turned white - first snow of the year.
Katie with Jay
I love the way she knows exactly what she's doing - there are things in her life that she's very passionate about, although you wouldn't really know about them unless you stood back and took it all in.  Working quietly and in her own special way to gain more and more understanding of what she loves - she has goals and she'll reach them.

I love having topical conversations with her and listening to her view point - we've shared a lot and I've learnt a lot from her.

It's not all fabulous!  It often feels like I'm constantly nagging her to work harder - she has grades to reach in order to move along her chosen path.  However, she's proven over the last couple of years that she knows the time frame and she gets to where she needs to be in good time!

Early rises are not her forte, but Katie gets up every morning (unless she has a friend staying over) to go to the yard to muck out, feed and ride Jay.  Her quiet determination to build up Jay's confidence, muscle strength and riding skills have been amazing.

Big changes happening this year with college just around the corner - let's hope 2013 is a fabulous year for her.

Happy birthday Katie.


Vintage Jane said...

So lovely to hear a positive comment about a young teen from a proud mum ... there are far too many negative things said about our youth. M x

Elaine, Ellies Treasures said...

Thanks "M" :0)