A Few Things to Remember

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How do I take this perfect second and lock it away in a tiny box┬áso I can keep it forever? Just one of the million times a day I kiss your cheeks, because I can’t help but kiss your cheeks if they’re near me. Soft, rosy, little apple cheeks. I ask you daily if I can give you 10, 12, 14 thousand kisses in a day and I don’t believe I’m too far off at the end.

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Tonight I watched your daddy read a book of first words to you. He sang the words and each time he turned the page, you would tense up with anticipation, then giggle when you saw what came next. It was pure magic.

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This morning you started to crawl — just a few scooches– but it was clear that your motivation was Lola, and boy, did my pug-loving heart just melt because I really feel that you will love smashed up little dogs as much as your mom (and great Grandma Edie).

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I am having the time of my life being your mom, so keep on being teeny, wonderful you. You are the piece I didn’t even know I was missing.

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One Thing At A Time

All this wedding excitement has my brain all abuzz. I want to be married. I want fall to be here. I want to go away for the weekend. I’m ready for the holidays… And then I remember – I won’t get this time back. This engagement. This pre-marriage limbo. My one time with this one beautiful ring on my finger.

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So here’s to taking a breath and not letting the next nine weeks pass me by. Fall will be here soon (as will my 30th birthday!), and with the coming of the next season, will be the coming of mine and Pal’s next season – as husband and wife.