Isabela, belleza, I’ve been thinking about what to write you now that you're finally a young adult, 18 years old. What came to mind was a promise that I made you when you were 6 or 7...
_“IsaDaPizza” I asked you yesterday, “tell me about your attributes?”
After a pause you responded, “I am creative and motivated… sometimes, lol.”
Yes, señorita you are motivated, you have the resolve and when you set your mind on something, you won’t settle until you achieve it.
Creative, no doubt about it. Your visual perspective of the world is unique and you have managed to bank on it. ;)
But you are a lot more:
You are resilient with a great sense of humor, you know how to fall, dust it off and laugh at yourself.
You are kind and proud. Empathy is your strongest attribute, you have the gift of understanding and feeling with others, the gift of picking up dogs from the street and caring for them. You know your self-worth which is key to success in anything. However, your pride could come across as ungracious; always be mindful of others and stay true to yourself, like you always have been.
When asked about your attributes, you also replied that you are an intuitive young lady...
_10 years ago, in the middle of the afternoon, I was walking out of the house, your mother and I had just finished having an argument --at that time, your parent’s relationship was going through tough times. While walking to the car, I encountered you as you were walking into the house, at that moment, you asked me “Mauchy, are you and mama getting divorced?” I saw in your big beautiful eyes sadness and sorrow --I felt like I had been punched in my guts so hard that I couldn’t breath, and it took me a few seconds to respond, “gorgeous, I promise you, that your mother and I will be together until you turn 18 or graduate from high school.” That instant your eyes lightened and felt at ease. Instantly, I turned around and marched into our home, with the command to make our marriage work, to keep our family together.
So, Isabela Fraga-Abaza now that you turned 18, like I promised you, your mother and I are still together; your intuition was the catalyst of a great family relationship. Thank you, thank you… thank you.
Gorgeous, never lose the curiosity, follow your instincts and know when to take a break, to slow down, this is just the beginning of a great life; enjoy your adulthood.
We love you.
I hope that you teared up. Peace out. :)
Who I am today as a person is largely due to my failures!