Thursday, January 1, 2015

This Time A Year Ago

I've been feeling nostalgic for the last two weeks, but have found myself unable to plunk down in front of the computer. Two out-of-town trips, a birthday, a party and two major holidays left my words to percolate in my head. My heart has grown warmer and softer and larger and all sorts of -er adjectives as I have focused on the beauty of my daughter.

This time a year ago I had a baby in a wheelchair in triage. When I finished roaring the first words out of my mouth were, "Is she really a girl?" The nurse's affirmative answer caused a wave of joy and relief to join my endorphin rush.

This time a year ago my favorite portrait photo was taken. I was exhausted, but completely content. This picture captures my motherhood journey.

This year I'm even more in love with that baby girl. I'm still in awe that I have a daughter of my very own. I enjoy so much about her: the delicate mannerisms, her stubborn determination, her gorgeous scrunchy face, her love of cuddles, her patience with her brothers, her irritation with her brothers, the way she tears across the room when her daddy gets home, and ever so much more. 

I love this child.

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  1. I love the scrunchy face! K does that too, it's so cute! :)

  2. Thanks Melody! I contemplated putting a more polished picture up, but this one thrills me so. Every time I look at it my heart and face split into smiles.


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