Meet Anna. I met Anna when I went with her family to a datcha outside of St. Petersburg, Russia but she could be from anywhere. She is just pubescent, but has dreams of growing up.
Anna’s mother is a friend of my daughters and when Olga invited us to visit, my daughter collected some prom and bridesmaid dresses from friends to take to Anna. Anna is very obviously feeling grown up as she models her new dresses on her own private runway. Growth can seem slow and painful at times but, if nurtured, there is an inherent drive that pushes us forward. Anna is being nurtured in her growth journey.