{Photo-a-Day Project: A personal project that I undertake every January for an entire month taking one photo a day of my children. This is the 12th year of this project.}

      Kristen Cook Photo-a-Day January Project 2020 :: Day 26 // www.kristencook.com.au

      You are twelve.
      Soon-to-be teenager.
      I am terrified and amazed by you at the same time.
      Terrified because you are about to move into a stage in your life that I have feared since the day you were born.
      The stage where it matters less what I have ever taught you over the years, and more about who you choose to befriend.
      The stage where I watch you find me less funny, less wise… just less.
      Amazed because you continue to surprise me just when I think I know you well.
      Your bravery and your fears.
      Your strengths and your weakness.
      Your boundaries and your bridges.
      You amaze me in the smallest of moments that tick by with each second
      And the ones that hit me all at once.
      For you are twelve.