I love how she snuggles right into my arms like she knows without a doubt she belongs there.
I think the hardest thing about this year hasn’t been her lack of sleeping or her clingyness, or at least not on their own… it’s the fact that I’m juggling Drew at the same time. And sometimes I feel I nail this parenting to two kids and some days I find I’m just awful at making sure each child feels special and loved… but I suppose every parent feels like that. Isn’t the very nature of having two children figuring out how to multi-task with them and trying not to ever have it seem like you love or care about one more than the other?
I’m not wishing these sweet cuddly days by, Baby Elle, but I’ve loved seeing your little personality come through the older you get. You are my precious little girl, and you always will be… even when you go off to school (it makes my heart hurt to think about it), even if you morph into a sleepy grumpy teenager, even if you get married. I will always try to protect you but never so much you don’t learn or grow. I’ll always try to teach you to be the best version of yourself. I will teach you about Jesus, who He is, and the life he can bring to your precious life.
I love you, Sweetness.
You are precious and perfect.