11 October 2016 was International Day of the Girl . A day set up by the Unicef to raise awareness of how gender inequality sadly impacts girls from a young age across the globe and in so many communities. So in honour of International Day of the Girl, I’ve popped up a post for my two girls. They are the two best friends who I never imagined would actually be here. If you’ve read or heard anything about our IVF journey, you’ll know more about the 10% figure. My girls were in that 10%. They little warriors (like most kids). They have also helped me to be the resilient mama I am. Here are seven things I wish for you both. I hope you enjoy reading this one day…
- Your mummy always makes you giggle each day. After all I believe that is one of my mama talents. Laughter is so important. Life is stressful girls and we all need a good giggle at some point during the day.
- As sisters you always go to each other for support and encouragement. You will have a bond that is indestructible. If this bond is knocked in any way, you find a way of fixing it. You will reassure each other when things feel a bit wobbly.
- You learn from each other. Everyone is different and you’re bound to have different talents. You also learn from your mistakes (it’s more than OK to make them, that’s life).
- You find something creative you love doing (it’s blogging, photography, organising things for your Mama). I’m so excited about seeing you grow your own passions.
- You get to travel the world. Yes me and Mr H would miss you heaps however old you are. There is so much to see out there. Maybe you will even take your mama and daddy with you!
- You always remember your Time to Shine moments where you feel proud of what you’ve achieved (however small). You will be able to remind yourself of your strengths when self-doubt kicks in.
- You love dancing as much as I enjoy our little discos in the lounge. May they happen every week for the rest of our lives together.
Please take a moment to read more about the Unicef’s mission to improve gender equality. There is so much they need to achieve with this important agenda.
See you again soon, Sunita x