This family and session hit me hard. Having two girls of my own, I think the most difficult feeling when welcoming your new baby into your family is how your older child will feel and what you fear you’ll miss out on now that this perfect little human will take up so much of the time you once spent with your older children.
This family, they had so. much. love.
These images tear at my heart every time I look at them. Parenting is hard, and it is the most stressful thing we do, but it’s these moments that make every single tantrum, every single doubt in our mind, every long, sleepless night that we rock and pat and try every last ditch effort to console…these are the moments to have on your wall. Moments that allow you to reflect and relive. Moments that bring you right back to hear those giddy laughs, feel their hair tickle your face, and relive that moment they crash into you for a silly hug. These are moments that freeze this fast and hazy time in our lives as parents. Lack of sleep, the stress of adjusting to a new little person in your life, the worry of what you might miss with your other children, and the worry of how to console and comfort them while you’re running around trying to master it all. There is so much beauty, and so much love in all of this “chaos.”