I had a photo session with my baby yesterday. I seriously just love photographing her. Going through the images inspired me to do what is now only my 2nd photo blog post (I am going to get better at this – it is SO new to me)! As I looked through her photos while she was peacefully sleeping I just kept thinking about all of the things I love about her. It was one of those nights where I had to go back in her room while she was sleeping & kiss her face & whisper “I love you sooo much” in her ear. Do you ever do that with you children? Just hoping those words will find their way into their dreams & fill their heads with beautiful thoughts?
Here is my letter to my Z.
It is so easy to list what I love about you. You ask me often & I love telling you. I love your face when I do. Your eyes sparkle & you look so proud & joyful. I wanted to write some of these things down for you so we can always look back on exactly how you are at this moment in time.
I love every single little thing about you.
I love every single freckle, I love that you try to count them. I love that you call the 3 big freckles on your arm our family & that you say you are the one in the middle.
I love that you do not want to go to bed without hugs from your daddy.
I love that you look just like your Dad, but yet you insist that you look like me.
I love that when your Dad & I hug each other you come running full speed yelling, "WAIT FOR MEEEE!" & then squeeze right in the middle.
I love how much of a snuggle bug you are & how you always find a way to nest in on my lap.
I love how hard you try at everything you do - you try SO HARD!
I love that even though you may be a little shy, you turn into a confident little person when telling someone that you have been reading since preschool.
I love how you get jealous of our cat when I call it my baby ;)
I love how smart you are. You are so so brilliant.
I love that you have always been so empathetic. Even when you were a toddler - if someone was sad, you always wanted to make them laugh.
I love that you give me hugs out of the blue about 100 times a day.
I love that you love to dance & that our living room turns into a dance floor at a moments notice.
I love that your favorite colors are pink, purple, fuchsia pink (yes specifically fuchsia pink) & green (because green is my favorite color).
I love the little sound you make when I tell you how proud of you I am (a little high pitched humming sound... so cute)
I love that you made us parents. You bring so much love to our little home.
I love you times a million, billion, trillion infinity & then more.
* Thanks to Ryan's Cottage for the sweet dress!