I look at her sometimes and I think, she is so young and then at other times, I think of where I was upto at 18. Its hard not to compare my life with hers. by 18 I had moved out, had a transplant, numerous surgeries, lost my hearing, been through court trails gone back to being a baby and relearnt everything, from walking to eating and god knows what else. She often complains about how unfair the world is and how everything goes wrong, yet she has been to college and had friends and parties and proms. I am glad she has had things easier, but sometimes, I guess its hard to not compare things and wish she were sometimes a little more grateful for what she has.
That being said, she is a sensible young girl/woman. and perhaps once she gets through the dramas of being a teenager, things will improve. I probably would have been the same way, had I not had some of the things I did.
Anyway, I finished her present and I was very proud of it, if I do say so myself. Her main present is that I am taking her to London for a couple of days, which involves trains and hotels and transport and such. But I had to have something to give her on the day. She loves Dopey from Snow white, so I had manged to get a Disney musical ornament shipped out from New York, but it didnt come in any type of box. So I made one. This is how it turned out. (though the pictures are crap as it was kinda shinny and so the light kept reflecting off it and I didnt have time to get my big camera out.)
And with the music ornament in it. (I even got the picture from the film to match up with it)
She seemed to like it.
This is how the box started off life.