Addi’s Top c/o | Shorts: Zara
My mini. She literally has changed so much in the last few months. I look back on photos and just cannot fathom what a little girl she has grown into. This mama heart of mine can barely handle it. Some days I want to bottle it all up entirely, just to remember and experience it all again for when I will miss it. Her little phrases that have been on repeat lately – “mama soooooooo pwetty”, each time we leave my parent’s house she says “that was soooo fun” or “oh my goodness!” as she is playing with her dolls, or dancing and singing to the Frozen soundtrack. In the last two weeks, I have been stopped multiple times by strangers telling me how Addi looks so much like me and that she’s my little twin. It is so nice hearing that after the last 2.5 years (aka her entire life) where everyone told me she looked exactly like Joel!
Being a mama comes with so many blessings. I crawl into bed even after the longest and hardest of days (especially with Joel being gone) and still fall asleep smiling thinking of the little moments with my babies throughout the day. The moments that may seem so simple, forgettable or mundane, are some of the ones I will cherish most. That little girl in the photos above is growing up so quickly before my eyes, and if there’s one thing I am learning, it is to take it all in, be grateful for each day, and hold on tightly to every single moment, because they are fleeting.