So many thoughts & feelings overcome me when I think of my sweet little miss turning eight. Time stops for no one. It just keeps passing by at the speed of light. And when we least expect it, it takes us by complete surprise. Gone are the days of chubby baby legs & cheeks, of “momma, hold me please” with arms stretched as far up as they could reach, & of playing with little people for hours on end.
I have come to realize that although we may long for those younger years at times, each age has its own set of new & exciting adventures. I do love seeing her look back at me with a wave as she walks into dance class or her sweet smile when I pick her up from school. Those little reminders that she does still need me, even if not in the same ways as before.
Her heart is filled with love for others. She adores her little brother. Family time is her favorite. She loves to read & despises math (a girl after her momma’s heart – lol!). Dancing & outside playtime are at the top of her list. And she still has that sweet, sassy spunk that I hope she never outgrows. I am so blessed to call her mine.
“‘Cause a face without freckles is like a sky without the stars” – Natasha Bedingfield
Tracey Southerland is a natural light custom portrait photographer specializing in newborn, baby, maternity, family, & child photography in Knoxville, TN, and surrounding areas including but not limited to
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