August 17th, 2011
Six months ago this little strawberry blonde made her way into my life. I have been trying to take time to document her life through photos and words so I can always remember this time. Her photos are slowly getting edited and the journal doesn’t have quite as many entries as I’d like but I’m glad to have something. While looking through it tonight one morning jumped out at me. On April 12th, I texted her image to Daddy while he was at work (something we do almost daily) and he texted back,
“I fall in love with her more everyday”
My eyes watered as I saw his words come across my phone and I thought to myself, there isn’t a more true statement.
This little girl is changing every day right before my eyes just like everyone told me she would. She has graduated to sleeping in the crib in her own room yet the tiny bassinet still resides next to our bed. I am reluctant to take it down because it will mean that portion of her baby stage is over. It’s a catch-22. I want to see her grown and mature yet I also want to keep her little. I realize the need to slow down and enjoy all the moments I get to spend with her each day.
I’m starting to feel more and more like a mama… like I’m learning what to do and adjusting to this new role in my life. And maybe I’m getting somewhat good at it by now. I don’t know, you may have to ask London next time you see her.
You are beautiful, a true miracle answer to my prayers. I love you lots baby girl. The most important thing I can give you is love and I hope you always feel it surrounding you like a big bear hug.
I have a lot to show and share with you in this big, exciting world. And I know we’ll be laughing together while I make good on that statement.