My Mia Pie

My first-born is turning eight today and that brings about mixed feelings.  Nah.  I lied.  It just makes me sad.

I am sad that time sped up once I had baby number two and even more after baby number three.  I miss those quiet days when we played School and Hair Salon.

I am sad that she is losing those precious baby teeth that I have grown so fond of seeing whenever she smiled.  Or sang.  Or told long tales.

I can’t believe she is in the final stretch of second grade.  I still remember putting my phone three feet away from her to motivate her to army crawl.

I remember getting a call from her preschool that she had an accident, and I thought my heart was going to jump out of my body from beating so fast.  The feeling of wanting needing to do everything I humanly can to protect her and keep her safe was bigger than I could ever imagine.

I remember taking walks with her to save snails from getting squished, picking wildflowers and collecting rocks that I had to mysteriously “lose” because she collected too many.

I remember her twirling in the sunlight with a new skirt and her singing Twinkle Twinkle to cheer up a crying child at the park.  She has the biggest heart I know.

One thing that I will never regret is having taken sooooo many photos of her.  I’ve documented every First, every newly learned skill, and all the little things that bring tears to my eyes — both the happy and sad kind.

That’s why I love photography and will never stop.

Happy birthday, my Mia Pie.  You are one of the most special people I’ve ever met, and I am so blessed to be your mommy. 

I love you times infinity.

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3 Comments

  1. This brought a tear to my eye. Can’t believe how old she is now when you bring back all those memories!

  2. What a beautiful post and I love the photos of your daughter! Truly genuine and unique. Just read your blog about how to know when to become a pro photog and got some great tips! Thank you!

  3. Lindi

    Your words feels like a reflection of my thoughts and feelings. I also have a Mia. She is such a blessing and turning one soon. I have thousands of photos of her. The moments captured are so enduring to my heart. Who knew that motherhood and this little gift would make me experience such s’n abundance of emotion. X