My little Amelia

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My little Amelia
Amelia and Elika at a wedding. Amelia was the flowergirl. Age 8.
Amelia and Elika at a wedding.  Amelia was the flower girl! Age 8.

I have been listening to one of my favorite songs, ‘In My Arms’ by Plumb, and am reminded of how blessed I am to be a mother!  I’ve been wanting to tell you a little about my daughter, Amelia. She is a talented little one who loves to sing and play the piano.  In fact, she started composing beautiful pieces on the piano when she was 5.  She is 9 now and I remember asking her a few years ago what she wanted to be when she grows up and she responded, ‘A singer or a dancer’!  I remember hoping she didn’t feel any pressure from me to be a singer as my one wish was for her to fulfil her own potential, her own destiny and to develop the gifts of life that she has been given.

Amelia has loved singing as long as I can remember.  I have always enjoyed listening to her especially when she sings in gatherings or among friends.  Last week, as she sang in a gathering in our home, I was stunned.  Her voice has developed and changed and she sounded so mature.  I was awed by how beautiful her voice sounded and how confident she was.

Lately I’ve had the pleasure of singing duets with her in public  on several occasions and it brings me such joy (and comfort too)! In addition to her lovely singing, Amelia has the gift of showing great love to others, friendliness towards everyone, cheerfulness, joy of life and a hugely generous spirit!  I’m so proud of who she is and the young lady that she is becoming. Amelia, if you’re reading this, I want you to know that I love you SOOOOOO much! Can’t wait to sing with you tonight! 🙂

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Amelia age 6. Photo taken by Aimee Porter
Amelia at the Birds Nest for the Beijing Olympics. Age 8.
Amelia at the Birds Nest for the Beijing Olympics. Age 8.
Amelia and Elika singing together at a celebration of Naw-Ruz!
Amelia and Elika singing together at a celebration for Naw-Ruz!


    Sarah March 30, 2010Reply

    Hey Auntie!
    I am so glad you like plumb! I am glad that I showed it to you! Missing you and your little ones!
    Love Sarah

    Aisha March 30, 2010Reply

    Dear Elika,
    I am soooo happy and surprised that Amelia become a beautiful girl . After reading your articles and view your pictures, I cannot wait to listen her beautiful voice! What a confident girl and a wonderful mother!
    Miss you very much!
    With most love!

    Felisha March 30, 2010Reply

    Dear Elika,
    I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know your daughter a little more over the past few months, and I can’t say enough about how wonderful and talented she is. You are very blessed to have a daughter like her and she is very blessed to have a mother like you. You two are awesome! Lots of love to you both!

    Tarry March 30, 2010Reply

    Amelia is lucky to have a mom like you! And I am lucky to have two such beautiful women in my life! Keep up your great work, both of you! All my love, Tarry

    amelia March 31, 2010Reply

    Thanks all of you.

    Shohreh March 31, 2010Reply

    Mother and daughter, both beautiful inside and out – and talented to boot! I am so-o-o-o looking forward to seeing you all soon.

    Sarmad April 2, 2010Reply

    This has got to be my all-time favorite post — so much love there! Big hugs! 🙂

    Elika April 5, 2010Reply

    Dear Sarah – Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful song with me. I’m so inspired by it! Look forward to seeing you all this summer! So excited!
    Hi Felisha – thanks for the compliment. I know one of Amelia’s highlights was dancing with you! What great dancers you both are!
    Thanks Tarry love for all your love and kindness.
    Dear Shohreh – thanks dear one! Can’t wait to see you very soon. Much love to you.
    Hi Sarmad – so glad you enjoyed the post! I know you can identify cos of your two beautiful ladies in your life!

    Varya April 5, 2010Reply

    Dearest Elika and Amelia,
    I wish we were there to hear your lovely duet. Amelia is growing to be such a beautiful young lady and Elika, I can see how the pride overflows your heart! Much love to you all!

    Farzam April 5, 2010Reply

    What a beautiful entry! It made me so happy to read about two very special ladies in my life! =) Elly and Milly – love you so much and hope to see you both soon! Zam

    jaleh April 29, 2010Reply

    What great work you are doing. Well done girls! I am so proud of you both! Missing you all so much!

    jaleh April 29, 2010Reply

    My Mia Looking forward to hearing you sing and chant next i see you!
    love you jalehjoon

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