So Proud

“So Proud”

On April 25th my oldest daughter had her Bat Mitzvah. It was a wonderful day for her to shine and lead the service. She was very poised and spoke eloquently.
We were very proud of her.
Everyone complimented her on her achievement.
It was a magical day for her. And a magical day for us too..
So grateful.

I couldn’t help reflecting on how I remember when I was Bat MItzvah-ed and what it was like to lead my part in the service. I remember being somewhat nervous at first, but then relaxing into the role as the audience read and sang the prayers with me. It was wonderful to feel that support as I stood in that role.
Emily mentioned she experienced that too when she was up there doing her part.
So neat to see her doing it.

While reflecting on it I saw it was like looking in a mirror yet seeing it from a different angle.
Once I was the daughter being Bat Mitzvah-ed.
Now I am an adult and a mother watching my daughter follow in my foot steps.
Just amazing.
Time passing.

Life moves and things come into being.
And we get to witness life at each stage.

Lisa G.

Feature Art:


Charcoal Pencil

Emily when she was a baby. ah yes.

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