Walking through life with Chris is one of my greatest joys. Second to this is our baby girl, Lilyana Marie. I never quite understood the happiness Moms experience through childrearing, but now that I have one, I can fully grasp the intense love one feels for their child. In those first sounds of our baby’s cry, our whole world changed and things that mattered before seem to have little to no importance—and the simplicity of being at home, spending time with our little one, is all but enough to content our hearts. I feel blessed to live this life, and so very thankful for our sweet baby girl. Sometimes, I wonder if it’s all real, and pinch myself because I can’t believe she is mine.
Today on the blog, I’m sharing a few of our maternity photos. Thank you Irina for capturing these precious moments we will always cherish!
Now that our baby is here, I can’t help but wonder who she will become one day. Each morning is new and exciting, and I awake from bed eager to see her sweet face. On Saturday, she smiled for the first time; and while it seems, perhaps, like a minute development—we remain captivated by her every move and coo.
In the years to come, there may be a day she reads this blog: a place where she’ll get to know her parents through a new lens. With that said, this post is dedicated to our sweet Lily girl. We will forever love you, and no matter where this big world takes you, you’ll always have a safe place to land, here with us. We love you!
The Lily Poem
The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,
the humble sheep a threatening horn:
While the Lily white, shall in love delight
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright