Friday, October 10, 2008

A birthday


The little girl, in the photo has a mother, two great grandmothers, two grandmothers, five great aunts. She does have a father (and a great one at that), one grandfather and an uncle but that’s nine female influences to the three male ones. How will this influence her? The females are, without exception, strong, assertive, successful women. The chances of her growing up the same are high.
Her birthday party happened today, which called for a family reunion, and she spent her time mainly in the arms of a woman who absolutely adored her. She was blissfully happy, totally alert, the centre of attention and accepted it as her right. Without a doubt she will grow up confident, independent, a leader and a thinker. You could see that today. She thought her way through the party, drinking in every nuance, every shadow and every word.

You know the woman who enters a room and all turn to look at her?

Please meet my great-niece, Sofia –one year old today.

Happy birthday, sweetheart.

12 comments:

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Happy Birthday, Sofia!

Suzanne, she's darling and I can see the self-assurance in her stature and in her smile. :D How precious!!!

Hugs, JJ

raine said...

Awww, she's a beauty, Suzanne.

Wishing her all the good life has to offer. Sounds like she's off to a great beginning. :)

Suzanne Perazzini said...

All children are precious. They are so vulnerable and putty in our hands. We must treat them carefully.

Suzanne

Suzanne Perazzini said...

A great beginning is important, Raine. And long may the good work her parents are doing continue.

Suzanne

Lynda Lehmann said...

She looks wise beyond her years. (year?) And already, she does have a look of confidence.

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Thanks for visiting, Lynda. I love your artwork on your website. You are a very talented lady.

Suzanne

Erica Orloff said...

How beautiful!!!!

I have a niece Sofia, too. And her twin, Evanthia. Nothing like little girls and smiles.

E

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Erica, at this age she hasn't yet encountered anything to change her view of the world as a benevolent place. Long may it stay that way.

Suzanne

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Tanya, if you come in here by chance, I can't comment on your blog, Wilderness Diary, and can't get through on any of your other contacts either. Help!

Suzanne

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Dropping by to wish you a great weekend!!!

Hugs, Jj

Suzanne Perazzini said...

And the same to you, Nancy. I've finished my manuscript so I took today off but the editing starts in earnest tomorrow.

Suzanne

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Swinging by for a wild wave, Suzanne!!! I was snapping sunrise photos and my index finger froze until it couldn't feel the button. Here comes winter.

Hope your weather turns lovely so I can hear boating news. Hope you write some boating posts!!!

Hugs, JJ