Meet my fourth niece (on my side of the family), Lennyn Day. She was welcomed into the world Friday, February 9th.
She is perfection.
It got me thinking when I was there, as I held her, as we swaddled her, as she was cuddled by her daddy and kissed by her mommy… how fleeting it is. The next day she’ll look a little different. And so often our momma memory doesn’t even catch it. That’s what these are for me, they are memory aids. They keep those baby features fresh in my heart. It reminds me of how my little boy’s hair was so fuzzy against my nose, the way he would laugh when I would trace his face with my finger, the smell of my daughter as if she were a flower, and the way she’d snuggled into me with her nose like she couldn’t get close enough.
The photos I take bring those memories fresh and fill me… with joy, with a feeling of purpose, with a the reminder of the indescribable, unconditional love I have for these little people in my life. They make me a better mom, one who is present. And that is what I hope they do for you too.