Charting new territory

28 Aug

Maggie has just learnt how to whistle.


She is very proud of herself and we are treated to her whistling for many hours of the day. 

Maggie is a few months away from being 4 and is already able to do many things that Tilda never could. We are in new territory. The conversations I dreamed of having with Tilda, I can with Maggie and it thrills me and breaks my heart all at once. 

Some of the photos I take of Maggie at the moment are so similar to ones of Tilda at the same age, it is a heart jolt. When Tilda was this age, we hadn’t yet heard of Batten Disease, we knew she was battling endless seizures and we could see her struggling. But we thought we had more time. 

We now get to watch Maggie grow and change – so smart, so funny, so full of life and laughter. She is her own person and very different to Tilda but through her, every now and then, we can catch a glimpse of our other beautiful indomitable girl. 

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3 Responses to “Charting new territory”

  1. Irene August 29, 2016 at 7:31 am #

    hahahahaha She whistles a tuneful tune, unlike many whistlers I hear, Ilove her whistling! … Go Maggie

  2. Daryl August 29, 2016 at 9:50 pm #

    Two beautiful & special daughters Laura. So much alike BUT SO different too . Tilda is an integral part of you forever , in many of our hearts forever . We do not forget . Maggie too is part of you forever , she is different , the present , the here & now , the whistler , the conversationalist … ‘ full of life & laughter’ ….enjoy. Love Daryl x

  3. Diane White August 30, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    Dear Laura and Simon. Yes, the likeness is remarkable and lovely to see, as she carries all the love you both have for your two daughters. Maggie lights up anyone’s day and I’d love to be a fly on the wall when she hits kinder! She’ll be a delight wherever she goes and I can hardly believe that she’s nearly four. Years going far to quickly. Hope to see you all soon. Much love Di

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