so about 5 months ago i got to celebrate my sweet little sister's graduation from college and my first ever mother's day with a babe out in the world. here are some pics from that weekend. it was really special for us.
**i just noticed that nearly every picture in this post is blurry. sorry about that. i'll work on my phone photography skills soon. maybe. i'm just lucky i took a picture - let's be real.**
my little girl used to be so ... little! i remember thinking that weekend how amazing it is that God has allowed me to become a mom. it's strange to me that i knew i wanted to be a mom without the slightest clue how much i'd really love it. i don't think i'm an extraordinary mom or anything but i know that i enjoy it more than any profession you could think up and it brings me more joy than i ever could have fathomed. i'm pretty sure God designed me to be a mom. maybe even for my own sanctification, but regardless such a gift. with that said, i'm praying with all i've got that He'll equip me to raise & disciple this little bean. there's nothing else i'd rather do!
he carried her in and she was carrying a mother's day card for me in both her tiny hands. she literally had the. biggest. smile. she was so so adorable. her and her poppa had organized for me to have a whole spa day full of fun & pampering the following weekend. it was AMAZING! i have the sweetest little family.
we wanted to document our first mother's day together. emmie was obviously thrilled & cooperative. just like always. i have no idea where she gets her dramatic temperament.emmie bear, you'll always be the baby that made me a momma. there is such a heavy but precious weight to caring for you & loving you with my whole heart. in watching you grow and learn and thrive i've experienced such delight. me and your dad have been able to watch God move, protect & prove himself faithful through you. we've tried our best to trust Him with your little life. you're special because God made you. you're lovely because God calls you loved. i'm so thankful for how fun you are and what a loving little mini you're becoming.
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.grandma paula. momma. nana.
a selfie on skinny bleachers is hard.
this is on the jumbotron but she was there in real life [promise]...she just kind of looked like a dot on my iphone cam so this made more sense.
congrats my sister! you did it.