Nyssa, Age 2. 35mm film shot. 1988.
"A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend." ~ Author Unknown
"Sometimes looking deep into the eyes of a child, you are conscious of meeting a glance full of wisdom. The child has known nothing yet but love and beauty. All this piled-up world knowledge you have acquired is unguessed at by her. And yet you meet this wonderful look that tells you in a moment more than all the years of experience have seemed to teach."How quickly they grow up; yesterday a little girl, today a young woman. How we want to protect them from all the hurts and pain and how futile that desire is. Each girl faces different challenges and yet at the core, they are the same. The best a mother can do is teach by example, love without limit, model strength of character and pray for wisdom; then prepare to be amazed at the woman she becomes.
~ Hildegarde Hawthorne
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