Thursday, May 22, 2014

::on growing up::

motherhood is such a tricky and beautiful thing. 

i absolutely cherish this phase we are currently in.  and that does not mean there aren't days that are long or too chaotic or all 4 are falling apart simultaneously.  but, i know i will look back on these days forever with such fondness and nostalgia and a longing in my heart.

and at each milestone my kids meet, my heart rejoices with them.  and simultaneously shatters a little bit, too.
it is such a joy to watch them grow and stretch and change and expand their world.  but it is also a reminder that one day they will not all four need me for every little thing.  and that is both beautiful and heartbreaking.

i feel like our days have been met with lots of big changes recently.  it has been exhilarating and i am trying ot savor every moment with these precious ones the Lord has given me.
lily lost her first tooth and was oh so brave as it had to be pulled. i was so proud of her bravery and she is loving her new smile!

finn had kindergarten orientation.  be still my heart.
he is my little buddy and helper and it is hard to imagine him not being by my side every day next year.

lily joined the swim team!
again, i am so proud of her.  she is really amazing me as she is facing fears and ready to accept new challenges.  i am excited to see her grow in the water this summer!

and it has been pure joy to see her emerge as a confident reader.  oh i love you so!

and this little bit is in love with the washing machine.  she makes me so happy as she presses her face hard into the glass to watch the clothes spin round and round.

these are the days.  yes.  these are the days.

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