My Naomi turns 11 tomorrow, November 10th. It was the first da xue (big snow) that day for the winter of 1999. The first time I saw her, I named her in my heart, "the future Ms. universe". I think most, if not all, mothers can relate to the bliss I felt the first time I saw my first daughter.
Soon she'll grow taller than mommy and will have her own schedule and dates. So, I thought of making the most of the years left for me to enjoy her company.
We took a walk together just across our street, to the huge home products shop. We enjoyed looking at beautiful things. We spent most of our time in the bathroom furniture area. I need to get ideas and inspiration for our own bathroom. Now, that we have smaller bathrooms in our new house, it's a big challenge to set them up and enjoy the same comfort and convenience with the size we had before.
I watched her carefully on the side. She's curious, too. She has eyes for beauty and it's one of the things I like window shopping with her.
My baby is now a young lady. She decides which lane to go and what item to check.
"I want this when I have my own house."
And now she has plans.
A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.~Author Unknown