our little miss is growing, learning, truly blossoming. her hair is nearly reaching her lower back. she runs and skips with ease. her movements are more deliberate. she says hair with a southern accent. her take on dinosaur is the ever adorable, dinosume. her words have evolved into sentences. long, fast, information packed sentences. she is navigating the waters of complex emotions. i remind myself often that i am capable of showing her how to act like a lady, but at the same time fight with an intense fervor for what she believes in. she always has a kind word when daddy sneezes, or when she senses i am upset. bless you daddy. and it's okay momma.
but the best ever?
a completely unprompted:
i la lou mommy.
(i love you mommy.)
that is how i know i'm doing something right.
this summer feels epic, what with the weddings and the parties and the music and the people and the mingling and the sacred dance of life. two of my favorite artists (john mayer and brandi carlile) are releasing new albums and in my heart that signifies new exploding memories that will be set to fresh lyrics that make me shiver with wonder and agreement. i love that music can do that to you. i love that music does that to a soul.
i feel good that there are things that need to change. i feel great that every.single.day i'm learning ways to become a more at peace version of myself. i feel a deep gratitude that i am the one who has been entrusted with showing our girl how beautiful the world is. i feel wonderful that r and i both want to love better.
it is all on the up & up baby! :)