(one of my all-time favorite portraits of my daughter alanna)
this girl is gone. i walked passed this framed portrait we have of her sitting in our home and it broke my heart...this girl is gone, and never to return.
she is four years old now and growing every day. it pains me to think how incredibly short life is, and how fast we see our children grow. it feels like we're losing them, i will never see that two year old again, only in pictures does she exist...it's a weird death almost...and yet it is such a blessing to acknowledge this growth and therefore give us the opportunity to value the times and moments we have NOW with them. cherish them, for they won't be the same tomorrow.
(now stop reading and go hug your kids!)