Mama, today feels like it will last forever... The exhaustion, the constant diaper changes, the bickering of little one... I know, it's endless...
Or is it? Did you notice as you left the hospital, your newborn's cheeks are already plumper? Did you notice as you changed that diaper, toddler's legs are loosing some chub? Did you notice as you held that hand crossing the street, your preschooler doesn't have dimples on her knuckles anymore? Did you notice as he read to you, your first grader doesn't need to sound out the words anymore?
No, these days are not endless. In fact, they pass too quickly. But the reminders of these days will live forever in your albums, on your wall & eternally in your heart...
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I will embrace motherhood in all it's beauty and all it's challenges. I will fill my home with love & laughter. My children will know that I cherish them deeply. I will lift up mother's around me. I will create art which touches the heart. I will provide heirlooms to be cherished. I will find the beauty in the little moments of life. I will capture those moments for others. I will build a life and a brand based on positivity and respect. I will encourage mother's to trust their hearts to lead them. I will remember that there are always little ears listening and I will make sure they hear my voice champion them. I will trust that I was given a voice for a reason and I will use it. I will use my voice to shout to the world that motherhood is magical. I will believe in things that cannot be seen but can only be felt - like love and my Lord. I will be honest and raw. I will be strong and bold. I will be equal parts compassion and sarcasm. I will be a sweet Texas girl and a jaded New Yorker. I will acknowledge the struggles but focus on the joy. I will remain a dreamer & dare to imagine. And I will lead with love. XOXO