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Toddler wedding dress portrait session

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A photo shoot with my toddler in my wedding dress Six years ago, I found the perfect ivory lace wedding dress off the rack at a bridal shop in Nashville, Tennessee. No alterations were needed and I was thankful since I desperately wanted a fall wedding. I […]

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Dear Lillian, It’s His breath in our lungs

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His Breath in Your Lungs Normally, I have a hard time falling asleep because of the loud frogs croaking and the cicadas chirping outside of my window. The other night, I woke up to the sweetest sound. The sound of you breathing deeply. You have ninja-like moves […]

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Don’t forget to flap those wings

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Dear Lillian, We recently ventured out to some beautiful gardens. You were intrigued by the water features. As your fingers gently skimmed the top of the reflecting pool, the water started to ripple. It was slow at first, but then you were dancing your fingers along the […]

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Get lost in a moment…

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Dear Lillian, Sometimes we just have to get lost. Lost in the music on a drive. Lost on a walk. Lost while swinging. The other night you wanted a moment to be silent and swing after your dance recital. I think you wanted to get lost in […]

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Let a kid be a kid…

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Dear Lillian, A dear friend said something the other day and it touched me deeply. I was on a group phone conversation for a bible study. We were discussing fears within ourselves and we all agreed that we have the fear of inadequacy. This is stemmed from […]

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Dear Lillian, I’m afraid to close my eyes

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I blinked and you are now 3.5. I’m afraid to blink again for I fear you’ll be 23. I’m afraid to miss more moments with you. Summer is in full swing. I chose to not put you in childcare this summer and I chose to not have […]

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Dear Lillian, I said I quit

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Dear Lillian, I said two words tonight in front of you that I regret. Two words I strive to never say to anyone. Two words I never want to hear you say. Tonight, I said…”I quit.” I said it over and over until my salty tears saturated […]

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Teatime with Lillian

I hope to have many more tea parties with Miss Lily and her dolls. For now, I get to pretend and dream about future parties together. It’s hard to imagine what she will look like when she’s old enough to ask for a tea party. I have […]

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I rest, too.

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I placed you in your swing in front of a window and you calmed down. Ms. Mabel decided to bother you and you flipped out. You finally calmed down and I put you in the pack and play. It’s your first time to sleep in there. You […]

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Books! Books! Books!

Lily, We went to the GoodBooks store at the GoodWill today. You can’t beat $0.99 books…especially hard cover ones. 🙂 While walking through the aisles of books at the goodwill… Yes, I bought a children’s book by Weird Al. I had a flashback to college. To my […]

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