Monday, September 29, 2008

L'Shana Tova, a year of beginnings

Tonight was an average Monday except Emme stayed home as she has a pretty yucky cold and I didn't mind a pajama day with my best girl. At 4ish we were picked up by MP who was joining us for this auspicious occasion and we dined at my mom's apartment with my nana and friends and their 2 daughters. This year the holiday signifies more to me because as this new year begins so does my new life. We had lovely conversation, a delicious meal, dessert, challah and much entertainment from the 2 year old. It made me start to think about traditions and where and how I want them to fit into her life. I hope as she grows she does so to respect her faith in addition to that of others but that grows with self awareness so she can become the person she wishes to become and that which is she is meant to be. It was a very light holiday, some special prayers read but mostly it was about family and I can't imagine it any other way. It wouldn't be a complete evening if the Divine Miss Em didn't wear my shoes or show her belly button to someone. She is just SO funny. I was corrected last night when I said I was not responsible for who she was because she came into my life this adorable, funny child. I was told she is who she is because of me despite her early start in life. If I really think about it...she came as an actress who gave a good performance and threw kisses as if it were anyone whereas now she is discrete. She can show love and affection appropriately because she receives it. I guess in a way I am responsible for who she is becoming and it feels good. In so many ways she is ME and that sometime scares me but I also know that stubborn streak and strong will, will help her as the child of a single parent. I want her to become a strong woman capable of anything and she definitely has the personality for it. My favorite picture is the next to the last one. It's a little blurry but she told me something funny and I was trying not to laugh. L'Shana Tova

8 comments:

Mamacita said...

That was a very sweet post. Happy New year. Happy New Life with your precious little girl! May it be full of love and laughter. It looks like you're well on your way!

MotherMotherOcean said...

You guys look wonderful together. I love the family pics.

"M" said...

Happy New Year. I enjoyed this post. I like the perspective of starting the new year with our new lives. Pretty darn cool.

Beverly said...

great pics of you guys. love the showing of the prized belly button.

~ Alison n' Mali~ said...

I love those last few sentences . . . your actions are already showing her how to be a strong, capable woman =)

kris said...

i am loving all the happiness going around :) what's the jewish way of saying happy new year? i wanna do it right...

Rhonda said...

L'shana tova to you and yours!

Yoli said...

L'Shana Tova!

Beautiful post Lisa.