Ten years ago, she made me a mother. Ten years ago, my life changed, the person I was changed. A decade ago I started along a path that has lead me to becoming a better person. Children enable you to take on so much : your childhood fears, your adult fears, notions of mortality, impermanence, Death, Life. They give you so much and make you want to give so much. It is not always easy and we are entering a new decade when things will evolve rapidly for her and for us. But I welcome these changes. Our daughter is a light in this world. I recognise her frailties as my own, but her strengths are all her.