my newest niece addilyn kate was born on december 30, 2013 and she stole my heart the minute i held her. i think you don't really appreciate what a true miracle a newborn is until you come a parent yourself; this tiny person, this tiny perfect little miniature human came from nothing more than a cluster of cells...? it is truly the most mind-boggling thing to me and sometimes i stare at ava with bewilderment when i think that she grew inside my body for nine months. i often wonder how many atheists (if any) are mothers. how one can feel a baby kick from inside and then look into that baby's innocent, foggy grey eyes and not believe in a higher power is beyond me. these little creatures are nothing short of miracles, gifts straight from God that change the hearts of the parents they come to forever.
my fifth new years resolution is to marvel at God's miracles more.
my brother-in-law added on this nursery when they found out they were expecting. this labor of love turned into the sweetest space for miss addie girl, complete with pottery barn bedding and a reupholstered chair by addie's momma.
i made this little video of addilyn's birth day...i think i took like 4 hours of video of her. she is such a little doll and i couldn't get enough of her tiny, perfect little features.