Father is wonderful because he won’t do things for his child that he knows perfectly well his child can do and should do for himself. He has a hard-nosed respect for his child’s ability that no one else has. This unqualified respect is a precious commodity. Children respond to it as they respond to nothing else.
During her pregnancy, Matilde’s mother found it difficult to eat because she was often nauseated. She needed frequent bed rest. In the seventh month, an ultrasound showed that the baby’s weight was low. Mother noted that during her pregnancy with Matilde’s older sister, the baby had kicked and responded more to sounds.
There are few things in life dearer to us than the food we eat. Few, if any of us have ever experienced starvation or been forced to live for long periods with little or no food. Instead we have been born into a world where food is plentiful.
Mila is a blessing to our family; she is our first daughter and the first granddaughter in the family. We are lucky to have such a wonderful little girl who is strong, determined and above all, very lovable.