Emily didn't want to share Charlotte with ANYONE. She finally has a girl cousin that lives close to her and she takes that responsibility VERY seriously:). Jack asked to hold the baby and I thought Emily was going to shoot flames out of her eyes at him. He held Charlotte for about 2 min and 13 seconds before Emily was right there demanding her again.
Look at those eyelashes!! They go on for days!! I'm already rehearsing my "a lady is as a lady acts" Little House on The Prairie speech. I am so thankful that she is healthy and here safely. When a new baby comes into your life you can't help but marvel at the miracle of life.
It brings you to your knees.
It makes you want to be a better person.
As you look to those new beautiful innocent eyes, you feel a moral obligation to make the world a better place for her.
It beckons you to remember the moment you first became a mother and renews your spirit amongst toddler tantrums, overscheduled days, endless piles of laundry, and quests for a healthy balanced life.
It reminds you that you had these same dreams and aspirations when each of your own children were born. And that somewhere along the way, life interrupted and robbed you of the feelings you swore you would never forget.
It helps me realize it's never too late to embrace the miracle. It's my responsibility to begin each day by providing hope, wonder, stability, and unconditional love for my kiddos no matter how old they get. Because if I don't do this for them, help them embrace this life, no one else will.
If you actually made it to the end of this post, thank you so much for listening to me sound out my feelings. You know I love ya for it!!