I hope you know what if feels like to have someone be consistently proud of you. I hope you have someone in your life that can always impart a quiet wisdom, that can bolster your confidence and build you up from the inside out. I hope that there is someone in your life that can make you feel better just for having been in their presence. A person that affirms what you know in your soul to be true.
I know what that feels like, and I am grateful everyday.
I have been feeling particularly defeated lately. My saving grace has been my Grandad's voice in my ear -
"KEEP YOUR CHIN UP".
I am. And I will. Because his pride in me is a light that I refuse to let be extinguished.
|My Grandad and my daughter, Clare on Christmas Eve 2014.|