I debated on sharing this on here, instead of my personal blog, but I’m going to do it anyhow!
Almost two weeks ago, my youngest baby, Abigail turned 3. It was an emotional day for me. When she turned 2, I told myself that everything was OK, she was still my baby girl. Then 3 came, and I said the same thing. It’s OK! She’s still my baby girl! I imagine I will try to convince myself of the something in a year from now, and every year after. But the truth is, it wont be like this for long. She’ll grow up. She’ll start school, make friends. She wont need me later on like she needs me now. In fact, I had to stop writing and tend to her just now because she woke up scared from the dark asking me to hold her. I’m going to miss every bit of this someday!
I have a song that when I hear it, immediately makes me think of my children. With my son, it was James Blunt’s Your Beautiful . When we came home from the hospital, he and I stayed up in the middle of the night for feedings, diaper changes and cuddles. I would have the TV on to help keep me awake long enough to tend to him. This song played for a week straight, exactly at the moments we would wake up. So it’s his song. I didn’t have one of those moments when Abigail came home, but I did hear a song when she was almost a year old and it makes me teary eyed still anytime I hear it. Her song is Darius Rucker’s It wont be like this for long.
So yesterday I took her out for some girl time, Starbucks, shopping, a little drive through the hills and a girly photo shoot! Here’s little miss attitude in action!
To my baby girl, I know it wont be like this for long, but every moment we share stays with me forever. You’ll be my little princess always. Mommy and Daddy love you!