photo c/o Love Letter Photography
I always saw myself as a girl momma.
You know, big bows, dresses, accessories, tea parties, and PINK.
I’ve always leaned more towards the girly side, so it only seemed natural that I would have one just like me.
No matter what dress or bow my girl might be wearing, she will always find a way to gravitate to the dirtiest situations.
Surely I can dress the part for her, but her personality screams otherwise.
The sandbox is her favorite activity on the playground. She comes home from school covered in head to toe paint. She can kick a soccer ball like its nobody’s business. And her best friends at school are boys.
And I love her for it.
I love that she is the complete opposite of who I was at her age. I love her curiosity for life and sense of adventure. I love that she isn’t afraid to stain her clothes and play in the dirt. I love that her personality can light up a room. I love what makes her uniquely her.
What a gift this parenthood is. How amazing that we are given children that teach us a little bit more about ourselves with each passing day. Children that stretch us and grow our heart so big it could burst. Children that show us different ways of looking at life, that we would not have otherwise seen.
I am feeling thankful for the color my girl brings into my life each and every day. I am learning to embrace each day, for tomorrow things could be completely different.
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Shirley says04.05.13 at 6:18 am
This is so cute. I was just like her when I was small, maybe a little tomboy. Isn’t it funny how much we learn from our children. I use to think that every morning when my children woke up and after nap time that God put another child in their bed, because each day they would surprise me with something new. Love it and embrace it as she grows into a beautiful young lady.
Jill says04.05.13 at 7:49 am
I think that’s awesome!!!! She knows what she likes at such a young age, and that says a lot about your little darling. But I agree…they definitely color-up our little worlds! Have a great day Linds!
Brittany@lovestitched says04.05.13 at 1:03 pm
She’s more like you than you think …. strong willed – confident – beautiful – smart – loving…. just because she isn’t all pink and headbands and flowers doesn’t mean she isn’t a mini you 😉
Natalia says04.06.13 at 2:25 pm
I was the exact same way as a kid. My poor mom had two boys and I was supposed to be her little girly girl. Nope. I wasn’t having it. I hated my hair being done. I had no time for cute clothes or shoes. I just wanted to run and play and climb trees and keep up with my brothers & lots of boy cousins. I got more feminine though! She’s adorable, and girls like that are fun! 🙂