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She loves life

and pushing the boundaries

She loves helping

and swooping in to take over

She loves adventure

and mischief

She loves organising and tidying

and collecting little bits of ‘treasure’ from the footpath

She loves parties

at inappropriate times

She has such a capacity for love

even with my sometimes controlling, harsh response

What do I choose?

spilled milk, wet bathroom floors and secret chocolate eating with joy and laughter

or tight restraints, convenience and unwavering obedience with constant hostility?

Thanks be to God

who has given me a child of extremes

I’ve kicked against this stark choice

with stubbornness that proves the origin of hers

And landed on joy.

[Rob wanted me to clarify this is by me, Di]

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