photo taken outside the olde pink house on harper's sixth birthday
This photo terrifies me.
Because she's six…but I see glimpses of sixteen. I can see what she will look like as a woman,and it makes my heart hurt.
The funny thing is,I can see myself looking back on this photo when she is sixteen and treasuring how little she was.
She is so beautiful.
Do you ever have moments like this with your children? Where you look at a captured image and see glimpses of the future?
It simultaneously thrills and terrifies me.
And when things like this happen,my heart says a quick prayer and it always sounds a little something like this..
Please Lord. Let me be there to see the real thing.
Every day I watch her grow is a privilege.
I think every mother gets scared. Scared that it will be hard. Scared that she won't know what to do. Scared that something will happen and she won't get to witness it at all.
How does one photo have the power do that? It's actually quite amazing. And one of the many,many reasons I love photographs.
I hope you all have a beautiful day!