It’s been a wild few months. So much has been going on and I now realize I haven’t posted any photos of my own in a very long time……lots of new beginnings…where do I start?
We said goodbye to one of her best buddies, her cousin Collin. These images were taken on the last day they spent together, lots of goofing around and lots of cuddles. It’s been a bittersweet transition for all of us.
Then, preschool started. Say what?! I debated for SO LONG about sending her to school (a mere 5 hours total a week), I didn’t know if she was ready. Maybe I wasn’t ready? A few weeks before we enrolled her I got the answer I needed when she said to me, “Mom, I want friends!” And, then my heart burst. She has plently of friends, now just a lot more added to her list of pals. This little miss couldn’t be more excited about school, she’s thriving. And, it feels so good to watch her truly grow.
And, it turns out my iPhone is my favorite camera lately. I have more images taken on my phone than from my lovely camera. Kind of embarrassing. So, on a random day, probably one of the last warm sunnies we had, I brought it with me. I’ve become more obsessed with her bouncy curly hair and her dimples….I feel like I’m looking at her in 10 years time in some of these, the looks on her face seem much older than she really is, such a little wonder.
And, self portraits of her on my belly have become a series of new favorites. It is a dream. I always wanted this life of being a mom and having a family, but it always felt so far away. And, now it’s here. It’s all too overwhelming at times. I’m beyond thankful for this life I’ve been given. This kind of joy feels more than good.