As a parent you are always looking for yourself in your children, and sometimes you don’t have to look very hard. You need to only talk to Lucy for thirty minutes to know that she is MY daughter. The similarities range from the same crooked smile to our painfully logical minds (that exclude common sense). She talks non-stop, has a strong sense of fairness and a passion for words and books that only rivals my own. And yet, there are times when Lucy surprises me with her own independent streak – when I realize that she is not a smaller version of ME, but a smaller version of herself.
Lucy has developed an interest in photography. She has been taking pictures on her iTouch for several months now and with a tiny bit of direction from David has started to develop her own “eye”. She has been mainly experimenting with textures and nature. Her natural creative and artistic abilities far out strip my own and are more similar to her father – or perhaps her grandmother – or perhaps Lucy. Wherever it comes from it most definitely does NOT come from me.
I recently got around to decorating the powder room (it has only taken me 3 years to finally get that done, but whatever – don’t judge). As I pulled together a couple of small items for the bathroom I printed and framed two of Lucy’s pictures. The first two Lucy Morley originals.
There is a special feeling when your children excel at something in which you have a shared interest, but there is even greater pride in watching them succeed at something for which you yourself are not successful. Bravo Lucy.