Like most parents I celebrate the awards and achievements my children have earned from star reader to huggable hero I am proud of all of them. Yet when my child is celebrated for her kindness and compassion my heart fills that little bit more.
Kindness and empathy are two of the greatest qualities I hope for my girls. That they to look beyond themselves and to care and love upon others.
My girls life experiences have led them to many opportunities to do just this and I am proud to say that they have never let me down they have always shown compassion even when they haven’t really wanted to.
So yes this last Friday night found me bursting with pride when my youngest daughter Brodie was announced as a winner of a Mayor Civic Award.
As we sat there in the Town hall hearing stories of incredible achievements from amazing people we honestly was just happy to be there. My daughter in fact was surprised to even be considered against some of these inspiring people. So imagine her shock when she was named overall winner of her category. I wished I had my camera as she asked “did they really call my name”.
The evening was truly special good food, great company and this award was lovely but my biggest prize came in the journey home when my daughter turned to me and said “this award is lovely mom but getting to be Livvy’s sister is the biggest prize ever”.
Livvy is and always will be our inspiration but as a mom I know I have been blessed not only to be Livvys mom but to also call her sisters Kennedy, Eden and Brodie “my daughters ” they are all my prizes