The moment that Isabella was born I changed. It was like I developed an extra layer of tenderness that was for her alone.
There is a bond between us that is difficult to describe. It's different to the maternal bond, but just as deep. I love this little girl fiercely.
The passage of time is so evident when I look at her - another generation, a fresh new life brimming with potential and the reminder that I am ageing.
She reminds me every day that we have to seize the moment, appreciate the joy and beauty around us, delight in the day.