Fifteen years ago my youngest daughter, Lakeisha graced me with her presence. I vividly recall her entering the world with eyes wide open, not wanting to miss a moment of her new life. As I held her in my arms, doted over her, I had no idea of the impact she would have on my life.
Lakeisha is a quiet, sweet child. She has an uncanny ability to connect with everyone as if they are her best friends. With her enquiring mind, she poses all sorts of questions getting to know your likes. This information is tucked away safely and called upon when you’re in need of cheering up. She doesn’t possess a selfish bone in her body, has a never-ending supply of patience and is the greatest helper around the house.
The relationship that Lakeisha shares with her older sister is a sight to behold. From an early age they’ve been inseparable, forming an unbreakable bond. Lakeisha idolises Zhané, she is happiest in her company and needless to say, cannot do anything wrong in her eyes. I am reminded on a daily basis how beautiful the relationship between sisters can be for they glow when they’re together.
Lakeisha is a typical Virgo. I recall a time when she was four years old and Neil was teaching her how to tie her shoe laces. She was becoming increasingly frustrated as she couldn’t master it and he suggested she take a break and give it a go another time. She refused – with tears streaming down her cheeks she persisted until she got the knack of it. This pretty much sums Lakeisha’s personality to the T – she is a perfectionist, if handed a task, she does it to the best of her ability.
I am in awe of the young lady Lakeisha has become. In her own understated manner, she has helped to change my outlook in life, making me realise that I want to do better in her eyes, to mend my ways and provide her with every opportunity she desires.
I look forward to Lakeisha’s future, for I know she is destined for greatness 🙂