The email that made me cry happy tears
As Caitlyn’s first birthday was fast approaching, I was starting to mourn the loss of her baby-ness. It’s been an amazing year for our family, one of a lot of growth and growing pains.
I opened my inbox and found an email from my sister-in-law, who is a professional photographer and mother of three daughters herself.
When we were in California after I hurt my wrist, she spent an evening at the park photographing me and my girls. It had been a really rough day. I hadn’t showered. Caitlyn had hives because I messed up and gave her homemade pesto sauce with nuts in it, and Mackenzie had cried instead of napped all afternoon.
I took my brace off for the pictures and tried to put on a happy face but I was stressed and not handling it very well.
Meghan was a miracle worker! She coaxed smiles out of my girls and got me interacting with them so that I forgot about the camera. When she sent me the images, I was blown away.
The key to happiness for me lately has been relishing the sweet moments.
Thanks to Meg, I have the “sweet” of this year saved forever.
As thrilled as I was with the photos, it was the video she made from the shoot that made my week.
It captures how much I adore my daughters and I try to show them that, especially on tough days. I am far from a perfect mother but I love those girls to the moon and back.
Click here to watch it <– The music she chose is perfection.