This girl.

We are together from sun up to sun down every day, this girl and I. We eat, we sing, we dance, we read, we hold hands, we laugh and sometimes we cry... all of it we do together, side by side. She's my little shadow these days and wherever I am, she is sure to be just a few paces behind. She's also wanting me to follow her now. (Anywhere my girl. Anywhere. Oh, how I hope you always feel this way...)  If she takes off on a grand adventure across the yard, she never gets more than fifteen paces away from me without turning around and reaching for my hand, "mama? mama!". And call me crazy, but I swear that hand of hers fits just like a puzzle piece inside of mine.

This girl of mine is my everything. She is my sun. Her bright spirit warms me to the very core of being, gives me life and fills my days with such beautiful, joyful light. She is my moon, my gravity and an always hopeful, beaming light if ever the world grows dark. She's only been with us for fifteen short months but I know in my heart that she's really been here all along. I can just feel it in my bones that she's a part of me, the part that makes me who I am, the very center of me. She is the roots of my tree, my North Star and my soul's home. Every single cell in my body was made to love her. Every single part of her. Her chubby knees, the smell of her wispy hair, her soft tummy, toothy-giggles, her sassy streak and her tip-toe-walk... Oh, what a privilege it is to show her this world!

This girl. I could go on for days...go on, dare me...

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  1. Awe this was such a sweet post. I know how you feel

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    1. Thank you, sweet friend. Sometimes a mama's heart just needs good gush-session, you know? ;)

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  2. Ditto on your whole post!

    so cute!

    .:Marta:.

    petiteraisin.ca

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  3. You mama. Definitely a mama heart.

    But I gotta admit that today, as I read this, I'm so glad that Declan is asleep because man has he been a pill this morning! ha. Still love him, of course, but not such a sunshiny day yet for us. :)

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    1. HA! Oh, Declan! We certainly have our share of mom-hiding-under-the-blanket-a-bit-too-long-during-peekaboo-days too ;) ... usually thanks to that nasty teething monster. Heres to hoping for a sunnier day for you both tomorrow :)

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  4. I remember when it was just me and my daughter. I relished those moments when we were together. They were so special and intimate. Then the terrible two's hit :)

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    1. You said it! I just love our mama-daughter time. I know its such a short period where its just the two of us (no siblings, school etc.) and I just want to soak it in as much as possible. And oh those "two's", thats what everyone keeps telling me about, guess I better buckle my seat belt ;) lol

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  5. This is beautiful! I remember those first years with my oldest daughter, when it was just me and her. She's starting kindergarten in the fall. My heart is breaking!

    While I don't have much alone time with any of my three girls, I still have them with me all the time, and I wouldn't change it any other way. I would like to call them my little chicks following me around, but more likely, it's my little chicks climbing all over me!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! Ugh, kindergarten... that will be a tough day I'm sure, good luck, mama! It seems like so far off for me but I'm sure that day will sneak up on me much quicker than I'd like. And yes.... if your girls are anything like Navi I'm sure the "climbing all over me" part is a bit more accurate hahaha

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  6. I finally (Finally!) got a chance to follow up on the Liebster! Thank-you so much!

    http://www.indisposablemama.com/a-liebster/

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    1. You're so very welcome! I checked out your post.... loved it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Aw this is so sweet! and the photos are just beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Deidre :) ... the picture of me swinging her is one of my Top 5 of favorite pictures of us, for sure.

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