I am almost speechless. I just love this child so much. And, to be so lucky to be Baby Harley Love’s Mommy is truly one of the things I am most grateful for in this beautiful life I have. She brings me so many smiles, laughs, warm fuzzies, and is just constantly entertaining me by letting me watch her with this warm grin on my face while I watch her thinking to myself, “This is likely my last baby…the last time I will watch one of my children skip around, try to talk to me without actually speaking like the rest of us, and have that pudgy little body that fills your hands with squishy skin.
And, I love June 13th because I get to reminisce all day about the day my last baby was born, the one that Ben says “balances the family”: finally going to the hospital, the doctors telling us we were having a baby that night, the contractions, Maya texting me all night from home, Ben’s face when she was finally born, Elaine Metcalf holding my hand and looking at me like it was the first time she’s seen a women go through delivery…in the sweetest way possible, finally going to sleep the next morning, nursing her for the first time, laying in a twin sized bed with Ben and our new baby girl, watching her swaddled up in her little bed, and when the family first met her.
I love this baby, and I love her birthday…probably more than she ever will.