Ladies Camera Club

8 Feb 2012

Moving On...

This girl has a plan. And its our job to walk by her side; to see it through. Last night she went to her first choice college for an intro to the prospective course and for them to asses her in terms of academics and behaviour. Ellie is not an A Grade student by means of filling trophy cabinets with accolades and sporting efforts. However, what she lacks in credentials, she makes up for with attentiveness and impeccable behaviour. These qualities are about the best she can give when stifled by disruptive pupils in school. Her concentration levels do not even peak at 10% down to the ugly, bullyish behaviour. From what we can glean, disruptive behaviour is NOT tolerated in college, especially a catholic one!! So you can see how we believe in how well she will respond to this new chapter in her life; come September.

Isn't she beautiful? My heart aches when I take her photo and see the youth falling from her. Yet I'm happy when I search those steely eyes and look beyond the outer shell. I have faith in what the future holds for her. I truly do.


Spread your wings, little bird.

Love
Kirsty x
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23 comments:

Cyndi M said...

I've read your blog for a number of years and have really enjoyed watching her grow. You both have raised a gorgous daughter.

Cyndi M said...

ooops! And Happy Birthday!

Bettyann said...

What a lovely darling...sending you hugs for this wonderful journey Elle and you are beginning....wow she is beautiful...

shazza said...

She is growing into a wonderful young lady and with your guidance she is sure to continue to bloom. Good luck Ellie and reach for the stars x x x

Anonymous said...

Love to Ellie for her new chapter in September and Happy Birthday to you Kirsty xx love Caroline Gill xx

Anonymous said...

Good Luck, Ellie. Hope you get the place on the course you want. Jude.x

Anonymous said...

Oh! And Happy Birthday Kirsty. :-) Jude.x

Debo said...

What a beautiful photo! And such a beautiful girl, inside and out. The college will be lucky to have her there! How long do you have to wait to hear from them?

Happy birthday! Enjoy it with your lovely family!

Sue said...

Hope college helps Elle to fly.

Marie said...

You know I work in a Catholic College and you're absolutely right. There is little tolerance for distruptive behaviour. That's not to say that it's a horrible place full of hideous torment for those who behave badly... there is simply an expection that there will be mutual respect for others (both for students and staff). All in all, a great place to work and a great place to study. I'm sure she'll thrive where she's going. Always a little sad to see your babies moving on to pastures new though.

xMx

Carolyn Phillips said...

We are at the same stage of planning for after school and I think my 'carer' role will be getting much bigger.

Ellie looks so beautiful in that photo and I wish her all the best at college, with your support she will do it!

Lisa-Jane said...

Fly Ellie, Fly!!! And Happy Birthday K xx

Tracie H said...

Happy Birthday Kirsty.
Ellie is certainly blossoming in to a beautiful young lady - you deserve to be proud of her.

We have just finalised J's placement for college in September and he is sooo looking forward to the next chapter in his life.
The difference between college and school is that kids have to go to school - but they don't have to go to college - they are there because they want to be.

Helen said...

Stunning photo of your lovely daughter. Really hope this college will be just what she hopes for and needs to help her to fly! Happy Birthday, Kirsty, and thanks for all the continuing inspiration. Hope you have a lovely day. Helen x

Kim said...

Your love for your daughter is beautiful, no wonder she is growing into the wonderful person you are so proud of. I hope she achieves all she wishes. Xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kirsty

You do have a beautiful girl... and your writing sometimes brings a tear to my eye. You really do convey your true emotions for your daughter and rightly so...

Take care and big hugs

Tina
XXX

Anonymous said...

hope things go well. what is the longer term aim? any ideas for career choice and what will she be studying eg subjects and levels ...so many vocational things too nowadays thankfully:) hope it sorts out well and easily for all. Catholic or not a college should be a place of respect and learning...as should schools. there is no excuse to have poor behaviour and the staff should be addressing it and striving to ensure the students who want to learn and can learn are helped 1st and foremost. sad world when they dont and poor schools for allowing it to continue! :(

Clare with paint in her hair said...

with 2 fabulous hard working role models, she can only go up up and up!

Sara in NZ said...

Gorgeous photo! Am at work and you brought tears to my eyes, had to pretend I had something in my eye to avoid having to explain tearful moment. Good luck you gorgeous girl you! PS love reading your blog each day all they way over here in NZ

susiesu said...

Yes you are blessed with a beautiful daughter Kirsty and I hope Elle gets her first choice of college. Hope you enjoyed your Special Day? lol susiesu xxx

alisonr said...

She is beautiful and I can only wish her well for her future.

Jackie said...

I feel very priveledged to have watched Ellie grow for the past 6 or so years and she is a very beautiful young lady with the most amazing hair.
I can understand your anguish at Ellie starting college in September but with your guidance she will be fine.

D@nielle said...

wow she looks so pwetty in this picture. And yes it is our job to help our kids fulfill their dreams because that's the way they can have a great future, doing something they want to do & enjoy it !