My 4-year old Niece & Goddaughter was my reality check last weekend.
3 simple words that broke my heart, why Auntie JuJu?
As I looked at her sad little face, all the excuses I’ve been using over the last couple of months came into my head, but nothing that she would understand.
Crab happening at home…
Partner having a hard time at work dealing with redundancies…
Tradesman doing a rubbish job…
Really busy at work…
Loads of reasons and excuses, but looking at her beautiful face, I remembered my WHY!
As an Aunt and God Mother, I want to be a good influence in her life, I want her to grew up knowing she is beautiful, loved and a strong little girl who can be anything she wants to be when she grows up. I want to encourage her to try new things, eat healthily, keep fit, have fun and love life….
I said – Sorry Hayley, I’ve just been Naughty…. And pulled her in for a big hug as a tear rolled down my cheek.
She quickly pulled back and said, don’t worry Auntie JuJu, if you stay good for the rest of the year, you will still be on Father Christmas’s good girl list.
That was enough for me.
Back on it!