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How many times can you fall in love with your child? a Be Loved {me}session

I was texting with my daughter Kristin yesterday while I was loading the files from a {me} session with a certain darling little peanut.  Kristin and I were planning our next get together.  Now that she no longer lives at home we try to connect in person as often as possible, usually once a week or so and many , many times since she flew the coop 2 years ago I have fallen in love with the person that she is and is becoming.  For me, it is about happiness and that translates differently to different people.  I can say that as I’ve gotten older it takes a lot less to make me happy.  It’s not that I have lowered my expectations at all.  You see, my level of happiness and what gets me there is to simply enjoy the things we can.  To breathe in those little moments, savor the big ones and discard the shit as quickly as possible.  The last thing that Kristin wrote in her text to me is “you’re heaven sent.”  My reply was “No, YOU are.”

We do our best to raise our children with good decision making skills, to be a loving person, to be kind and to live this one and only life that we are given as best as they can so that they can be happy.  I don’t think there is a limit to how many times you can and do fall in love with your child.  I know the first time for me was when I found out she was coming.  Then many times as I carried her and protected her from the world, sustaining her within my body, then again the first moment I heard her cry as she entered this world and again when I touched her and held her, again when her father kissed her and smiled saying she was perfect.  Countless more times since that day and I am sure countless more times to come.

It is hard to describe this overwhelming feeling of love.  I know I see it.  I feel it and I can see it and feel it in others.  I chatted with Brandon on the phone the day before our scheduled session to see if Alexis had developed a sleep schedule yet and to try and determine when would be the best time to arrive for our session.  I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the last several years with Becca and Brandon and their family documenting Engagements and Weddings and was very honored to see them again to meet their newest little addition.  It was so cute to hear the excitement in his voice as we talked about his new baby daughter.  In that moment I realized that we could also Hear Love.  Before we hung up I remember saying to him you’ve completely fallen in love with her and he replied Oh Yes.

Welcome to the world little miss Alexis.  You made me very happy to see you yesterday.  You are but a few days old but I can see the wonder and contemplation in your eyes already.  You are beautiful and loved and I know that your Mom & Dad have already fallen in love countless times with you  and will countless more!

Here are a few sneaks from our session.  To view more like and visit our PAGE.

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