Aurora found the mother/daughter journal I wrote to my mom when I was too early in my pregnancy to tell anyone.
My pregnancy was the hardest secret I had ever kept from my mom. We are so close. I had to let it out somehow so I just started writing notes to my mom until the 13 weeks passed and we felt comfortable telling the world.
My mom and I wrote back and forth in the journal until Aurora was about a month old then I tucked it away as a treasure to pull out once in a while to remember the excitement and innocence of being pregnant and having a newborn.
Aurora brought the journal to me this afternoon asking if it was my diary. Pretty big discovery for a six year old.
We sat down and read a few inscriptions. Then she asked if she could write something in it. Can a mother’s heart swell any bigger, I totally swooned. This was a pure moment of wanting to connect and be part of a special secret world.
I said yes, it would mean a lot if she wrote in the journal and that I would right back to her just as her nana and I had done. I helped only in the spelling of the words of the two pages she wrote.
I hope we continue writing to each other especially when I am not the centre of her world anymore.