My two girls may appear prim and proper in our most recent studio photo but they are anything but that. Looking at the photo, I can't believe they have grown to be such lovely young smart ladies whom any parents would be proud of.
Indeed, it wasn't so long ago when they were just innocent young playful children. They were quite a handful, especially my younger girl who used to have a hot temper and would throw tantrums. She would wail for hours and was so hard to control that we sometimes didn't know what to do except to leave her outside our flat till she calmed down. We often felt guilty about that and would soon bring her in. The older girl was quieter and milder, definitely easier to manage and gave us little trouble.
But now that they are fine young ladies, I miss their childhood days and the hard times we had raising and disciplining them. Our children have really grown up too fast for my liking for soon they are going to leave us once they get married. How I wish I could turn back the clock and relive both the good and terrible days of bringing up our girls.
Both girls are a constant source of joy for without them, my life as a parent won't be complete, exciting or enjoyable. I believe it is our children who make us feel young and whole again, who bring us on a lifelong journey of adventure and fun so we never really know what to expect next. In short, our girls make us feel alive and happy, keeping us on our toes all the time.
I truly treasure all the times we spend together.