February 22, 2013

slow it down, girl.

 Do you every have those moments as a parent when you look across the room or in your rear-view mirror at your child and think, "When did they get so old?"

I find this happening to me often as of late. Especially with Ashlynn.
I will watch her care for her sister, fix her own problems, and listen to her imagination go places I didn't know possible.
She is growing up. She is looking more and more like a 'big kid'. She is making me so proud.
I like who she is becoming.


It also scares me to death and want to hold her close.

Her face is a constant reminder that I have to be intentional, consistent, and not just give in.
As hard as parenting is, it is also so rewarding.
She is has such a beautiful, wild spirit. That she was born with.
I love this girl.
Just slow down a little....

11 comments:

  1. beautiful pictures! sweet ash :)

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  2. oh yes, i wish i could freeze time and enjoy them longer at this stage. you're right, parenting is hard but rewarding.

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  3. she is truly growing up! so scary for a mom...but boy she is adorable. love this blog!

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  4. wilder and story take my breath away every day.
    the days are long, the years are short.
    so, so short.

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  5. Shes all things perfect. Such a doll.

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  6. She's cute! They do grow so fast and once you have kids, time just flies!


    happymedley.blogspot.com

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  7. I feel the same way, and mine will be 21 this month. NOT POSSIBLE! Every age, every season is priceless, don't listen to anyone else's stories. You're a great Mom and she will be someone you love to be with now and in 15 years! xoxo

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  8. oh i've been feeling the same way about emerson and gemma today. please slow down!!!

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  9. I am loving your blog! just stumbled across it and following along now!

    xo,
    alycia

    alyciamealy.blogspot.com

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  10. I cannot get over hold old she looks in these pictures! so beautiful

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  11. I seriously struggle with the intentionality of just being with my kid. I've been really convicted of it lately too and wrote about it. Found you through the giveaway :)

    www.heyjudedylan.blogspot.com

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