Just Like Mama

Six is  just around the corner (SIX!).  Sometimes, I can’t even wrap my head around the pace at which our babies grow.  There is so much joy in being this little person’s mama.  This is so much joy in witnessing her become a stretched out version of who she already is.  My husband and I often laugh when sharing stories of her babyhood.  “That is sooo LP” we find ourselves saying when reminiscing about her paci or the way that she used to rub her baby blanket.  As she is becoming increasingly more independent, she seems to need her mama now more than ever.  Like me, she is strong willed, and many of our days together feel like a delicate balance of making her feel heard while providing necessary guidance.

I’m extremely aware of the subtle ways that my daughter identifies with me, and I often think about how this bond is influencing her.  The possibilities that I believe in, the example I set, the values I live, and the way that I respond to her carry a tremendous weight.

Jordache Jeans Mother and DaughterMonica and Lucia’s Jeans: c/o  Jordache  //  Monica’s booties: c/o Clarks

 At nearly six, her infectious enthusiasm for life’s simple pleasures has the ability to completely shift my perspective.  She is brimming with hope and possibility.

I hope that she always knows how much I believe in her.

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  1. I can pretty much guarantee she will always know how much you believe in her, it shines through brightly in everything you write.

    Love the jeans. And the boots!

  2. love the boots and the picture, its so nice

  3. Hey, I know this feeling! Word for word, for every single one of my babies. 🙂 Being a mama is a most amazing gift, these little people are sure pretty awesome (even when they’re not little anymore). 😉

  4. Ah what an awesome photo of you two! This age from like 4 to whenever they stop wanting to copycat mom and dad is so precious. We have to be on our best behavior because they are always watching us. I find it really hard these days because I know my son is paying attention to EVERYTHING and definitely wants to be just like daddy! I don’t have little girls who want to be like me, so this is so sweet.

  5. your love for your children shines through in all of your posts about them. Beautiful!

  6. Beautiful! Lovely picture of you and your family too.

  7. I love this line: “infectious enthusiasm for life’s simple pleasures…” Funny how I can see this in her photos. What a blessing a daughter is, I’m so happy for you. My mom (who has three boys and me) likes to say, “oh there’s nothing like havain a daughter..” and I finally had to remind her that I don’t have one! so please Mom, can you stop reminding me? hahaha….

  8. That photo of you two is one to be framed. I think when Lucia is old enough, you two should plan a nice weekend getaway where you share this blog with her. The way you capture Lucia and Adrian’s special moments is absolutely beautiful. Without a doubt, she will know that you believed in her every step of the way.

  9. Time flies doesn’t it. My boys are about to hit 10 – TEN!!! A double digit. But guess what, it’s all fun. I think she will definitely remember the moments and the lessons you teach her. And this blog is a GREAT way to remind her if she ever forgets. xx

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