My Littlest

There is a bitterness and sweetness to motherhood. I often find myself wishing they would stay oh so small forever. Then they'll go and do something wild, or continuously whine about the same thing ALL day long, and I can't help but think, "will you ever grow up!"

I believe I have finally figured out, after 4 years of contemplating, what the heavy heart of mother hood is. It's the fact that no matter how hard you try to hold on to them and the memories you make with them, you still forget. There's no controlling it. You can write it down, bundle it up, but in the end, the seconds are fleeting and the moment is all too soon gone. Then it's on to the next day, month, year...New challenges, new demands. I'm trying so hard to hold on. To every sloppy grin, every incorrect phrase, every backwards spelled "E", every wrestling match and piggy back ride...I have a hard time envying those who are always trying to look busy. I'd give anything if someone could please, please slow it down...

It's hard to believe our littlest gal came along almost a year ago. We are so blessed to have Emmaline as a part our growing family, and are looking forward to all of the smiles ahead. We are going to celebrate her birthday in teddy bear style next weekend, and I'll be posting more pictures then! These are a few images for her first birthday invitation. She is wearing one of my baby outfits.

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