"unless you love. . . your life will flash by"
It just really sits with me right now because Emerson is already 2yrs old and we are about to have our second lil' one and I don't even know where the last 2yrs went . . . life really does go fast especially when you don't stop to take it in once in a while.
I am trying to "freeze" moments in my mind & heart that I am having with Emerson these last few precious weeks I have alone with her.
To smell her still-baby-smell-hair
To watch her little face when it lights up at something new
To laugh when her little attitude makes its daily appearance
To cherish our bedtime story routine & read one more book than promised
To tickle & tickle her until she gets that belly laugh that she can't control
To try and always answer her questions no matter how many times she asks them in a row
To me the scariest thing about love has always been how deeply and incredibly vulnerable it makes me. Of course at the end of the day, the years old saying still rings true with me, "It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all," but it still does not mean that love doesnt make you vulnerable, nervous, fragile, and weary at times.
I love this photo - for some reason it reminds me of my mum as a little girl