When we first laid eyes on each other in the delivery suite, her pair of striking amber coloured eyes bore straight into my soul and in that moment, I wondered if she would give me a run for my money. Well, time has certainly confirmed this for me.
She is fiercely independent - while keeping an eye on everyone around her.
She is intuitive - completes my sentences and senses my emotions.
She is dedicated to her studies - while being able to multi-task successfully.
She is thoughtful - leaving me love notes and drawings when I least expect it.
She is devoted to me - and is unashamed about making that known in every way.
She plans ahead - making her highly organised.
Charlotte is also rather shy and does not draw attention to herself. Therefore, it came as a surprise when she asked if she could try out for the school teams in Sports Aerobics.
Fast forward to her first competition 5 hours (one way) away from home and her team was awarded 3rd place! She was quietly proud of her achievement and I, openly proud that she had stepped out of her comfort zone and gave it a red hot go.
Last weekend, we were at a second competition which saw 144 teams. Let's just say I still get the shoulder twitches whenever I hear certain songs! Her team came away with 2nd place! WOW! Amazing team effort.
They are off to the State Finals next month. What a sensational experience she has had so far.
She is an all-rounder.
GO Charlotte! Go! We are very proud of you.