My daughter is a multitude of different things and to be honest that person of hers changes almost daily. That’s okay. I don’t need to fit her into the mold of a perfect person and I certainly don’t want her to try to fit herself into one, especially at the age of 7. What I do want, is for her to feel free enough to explore the person she will become. To know that there is beauty in change, that who you are today isn’t who you have to be tomorrow.
Every time she puts on her Matilda Jane she becomes free. Free to be the seven year old little girl that she is. She isn’t bound by accessories…she becomes the accessory in her world. She isn’t held by too short shorts that make her feel insecure, she’s freed by a giddiness that illuminates from the designs.
We arrived to take pictures and she jumped out of the car, ran to the edge of the water and lifted her arms and face to the setting sun. It took my breath away and I almost forgot to take a picture of it. My little hippie…so much like me. A spirit soothed by the sun on her face. Drawing life from the feeling of being surrounded by God and his beautiful creations.
This was immediately followed by a bout of the giggles.
My free girl. My happy girl…my girl who is ALL the things a girl should be…thanks to her Matilda Jane.
a girl and her Matilda Jane…