Friday, November 12

cherish

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these pictures were taken by my ever talented, beautiful and dear friend, nancy. they have captured the essence of what foster lives for at 11 and a half months old. it is me. i'm not meaning to brag that my kid loves me the most but, he does.

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i cherish these pictures. i cherish that you have captured something that i so often take for granted. when i'm trying to cook dinner, when i'm trying to calm brody, pick up toys, vacuum, when i'm trying to do anything, it quickly becomes a frustration to me that foster constantly wants to be held. and held by me alone. when all he really wants to do is bury his head into my shoulder, suck that thumb, and gaze up at me. he breathes a big sigh of relief as if to say this is all i wanted mama, this is it. i love looking in from someone else's perspective on what he takes comfort in. i love that these have made me appreciate these moments so much more.

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my baby will be one in exactly one week.
these moments are fleeting.
i will love him deeper, i will cling back stronger, i will make this last longer.
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15 comments:

  1. I have a baby girl who will be one on wednesday - and I have the same thoughts - she's the baby of our family, always wants to be held, and she loves mommy best :)

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  2. this post made me teary. what a beautiful way to capture that pure love. my son is seven months and is going through his "only mommy stage." at times i get frustrated because i dont get to do much, but then i remember that he wont be this way forever. love this.

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  3. Those pictures of you and Foster are something I know you will always treasure. Enjoy the big birthday week!

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  4. what a sweet platypus. why do they have to stop snuggling? i guess it would be awkward for them as teenagers, maybe.

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  5. Love these. Thanks for the reminder to slow down.

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  6. the picture that says mama's boy is rocking my world. it is so awesome. these are treasures!

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  7. I love these pictures...thank you for sharing! :)

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  8. PRECIOUS! really precious.(and dang, look at all your followers! um, famous!)

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  9. so wonderful....boys always love their mama's....it true....its a special relationship....have a great day!!

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  10. So precious! Love the pics! But can I just say that he is not allowed to turn 1 just yet. His birthday starts the countdown of kids turning one and it means Haley's first birthday is coming up soon. So consider time officially frozen! =)

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  11. these are so precious!! and absolutely beautiful!!:) I hope you guys have fun celebrating Foster's birthday!! ps. nice ring;)

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  12. Beautiful photos and a beautiful family.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! Let me know if you end up attempting your own coffee filter/lantern project!

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  13. oh, friend- this is precious. and it was absolutely my pleasure. your family is beautiful. xo.

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