Behind That Smile

Behind That Smile That smile.

It’s a typical tween smile.

Behind that smile…. is a girl who turned 12 this week.

Behind that smile is my girl. A bright and happy girl that takes most things in her stride.

Behind that smile is a funny helpful caring girl.

Behind that smile is a girl with guts and determination.

Behind that smile is a brave and humble girl.

Behind that smile is a cheeky little madam who constantly likes to push her luck.

Behind that smile is a girl who is growing up too fast.

Behind that smile is a girl who loves clothes and make up.

Behind that smile is a talented creative artist.

Behind that smile is a wonderful cook who loves to bake.

Behind that smile is a girl who supports and treasures her friends.

Behind that smile is a caring girl who adores her pets.

Behind that smile is a girl who (secretly) idolises her big brother.

You wouldn’t guess that behind that smile there was anything wrong.

But behind that smile lies a poorly girl.

Behind that smile is a girl who has battled with health issues from the day she was born.

Behind that smile is a girl who has put up with so much heartache and pain at school this academic year but despite it all has kept smiling.

Behind that smile is a girl struggling with 3 chronic illnesses that will impact upon her whole life. This week the girl behind that smile added a 4th chronic illness to the list. Yet the girl behind that smile keeps smiling.

My girl, my precious baby girl always shining brightly from behind that smile.

There is a lot that can be learned from the girl behind that smile.



  1. 9th Jul 2015 / 6:49 am

    What a beautiful post and what an amazing girl. No wonder you are proud of her. Sorry to hear how much she is suffering, it must be so hard for both of you. x

  2. 10th Jul 2015 / 7:09 am

    such lovely words and well done to your daughter for carrying on smiling, others should take note!!! ((hugs)) for you both xx #PoCoLo

  3. 10th Jul 2015 / 7:18 am

    What a beautifully and powerfully written post. Your daughter sounds so strong and amazing. Wishing you both all the best x

  4. 10th Jul 2015 / 9:14 am

    What a lovely tribute to your girl, she is very special.


  5. 10th Jul 2015 / 11:46 am

    She sounds like an inspiration! Maybe we could all learn to smile like her. What a beautiful girl in every sense! #PoCoLo

  6. 10th Jul 2015 / 1:39 pm

    I can’t imagine how tough it must be to see your child suffering and be powerless to take it away. Tell her to always keep smiling

  7. 10th Jul 2015 / 2:16 pm

    And what a beautiful smile she has 🙂 Such a lovely post, a fitting tribute to your little girl. I’m sorry she has suffered so much, it seems to be the way that those with the most problems are the ones that are always smiling. xx

  8. 10th Jul 2015 / 4:00 pm

    oh this is beautiful, keep smiling it’s the best tonic ever! Ali guest hosting for #PoCoLo

  9. 10th Jul 2015 / 8:58 pm

    What a beautiful smile that is….She sounds like a lovely young lady!
    I hope she had a wonderful birthday x

  10. 11th Jul 2015 / 8:28 am

    Just one more thing, besides what the other visitors have said:
    Behind the smile is a girl.
    And behind the girl is one terrific mum.

  11. 11th Jul 2015 / 5:39 pm

    Behind that girl is an amazing mother, that keeps her smiling xxx

  12. 12th Jul 2015 / 10:46 am

    What an incredible girl and beautiful words. You must be so so proud of her for all she’s overcome and yet she looks so positive. 🙂 xx


  13. 12th Jul 2015 / 8:18 pm

    what a touching post. You are obviously so proud of her. I know that it is heartbreaking to see our kids suffer. Wishing you and her all the best. #justanotherlinky

  14. 13th Jul 2015 / 9:50 am

    And a very beautiful smile she has, too! I’m so sorry that she has faced such challenges, and will continue to do so, but with you behind her she can do anything. You are an amazing mum. Thank you for sharing with #loudnproud

  15. 13th Jul 2015 / 11:16 pm

    What a beautiful post and incredible young girl you have there, this brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

  16. 14th Jul 2015 / 7:23 pm

    A beautiful post. Your daughter is someone we could all learn a lot from. Xxx

  17. 15th Jul 2015 / 11:35 am

    What a lovely post, she’s an amazing girl 🙂

  18. Michelle Murray
    15th Jul 2015 / 6:04 pm

    Such a beautiful post. Its so true that sometimes we see people or photos of people and we don’t really know what is going on inside. So sad that she is suffering but its lovely that even though she is she is still smiling x #ToddlersAndTeens

  19. 16th Jul 2015 / 5:43 pm

    A Beautiful post with a beautiful photo! xxx

    Thank you so much for linking up with this weeks #justanotherlinky hope too see you again Sunday!

  20. 2nd Aug 2015 / 4:00 pm

    Beautiful words – it brought tears to my eyes.

  21. 1st Sep 2015 / 7:12 pm

    She sounds like a very inspirational young lady.

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