So I know I don't have much about my kids here on this blog, but the reality is, my kids are a huge part of my life. (Obviously.) I just put a lot of effort in to making sure I have enough time to myself and that is what you typically see me posting about on here. However, my amazingly talented friend captured these photos of my daughter and I, and I just couldn't resist. So excuse me while I take in these pictures real quick....and have a real moment with you.
The truth is, I've been trying to avoid thinking about this (probably because I'm in denial and don't want to accept this as truth), but I don't think I appreciated my daughter more than I do now. If I knew she was going to be my only girl (well, as far as we know), I think I would've cherished all of the little girly baby moments with her a whole lot more. As the saying goes, "the days are long, but the years are short" and all of a sudden I find myself wishing to have some of that time back. It is all just happening so fast all of a sudden and I am having a hard time processing it. Even when I think back to when my husband and I started dating, I feel like it was only 4 years ago, but in reality it's been double that! So something I've been thinking about lately is wishing that time could just slow down a little.
Anyways, back to my daughter. She is our oldest and if there was a term I could use to explain her it would be that she is our "pride and joy." I don't know if I should feel bad about saying that since we have 3 other kids, but that is really how I feel. She is such a good, sweet little girl and I know we really lucked out with her. She has such a sweet and shy demeanor about her, but is also very athletic and can be competitive when it comes to sports and outdoor activities. We are already so proud of the person that she is and she is only 7 years old!
So if she really does end up being our one and only princess, I can live with that. It'll just be me and you, baby girl! (Surrounded by many boys to love and protect us. :)
I am sure going to miss these mother daughter moments (and kisses) once she grows up, but here's to really cherishing the time I have with her now and making the most out of every small moment with her. Because before we know it, she'll be gone and spreading her wings. Wish she could stay this young forever, though. Hugs and kisses to my favorite girl. Mommy loves you!
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