ROSE TURNS SIX | Chicago Lifestyle Photographer
Every parent gave me the same advice when I was pregnant with my firstborn Rose: “Enjoy every minute, they grow up too quick. “ They were absolutely right! As we celebrate my eldest daughters birthday, I can’t help but feel that time is a thief. I look at her and see the baby that I cradled, those still quiet moments with just the two of us looking back at each other as I rocked her to sleep in that squeaky old chair. I see the wonder, the joy she brought into our world. I see the tantrums & mischief, the untamable beauty of her. I FEEL the hard work, the sleepless nights spent caring & worrying for her. Most of all I’m awestruck & beaming with pride at the person she is growing into and astonished at the lessons she has taught me in this short amount of time. Love radiate through me when she flashes her 100 watt smile.
Somehow, every year on her birthday she ends up giving ME the best gift of all. Today, she turned to me and said “Thank you for everything you did for my birthday mom, you’re my best gift”. You wanna know what my best gift is? The girl who was the first to ever call me MOM.
Happy 6th Birthday, my sweet girl. Mama loves you with all her heart & soul.