An Ode to My Eldest

My girl, you and I are anchored deep

 Hailey Lauren Photography

Hailey Lauren Photography

But the line keeps getting longer

And the tug of the anchor

Of familiarity

Takes longer to be pulled

So in every stage

I wade through my personal discomfort

The awkwardness of not quite clicking

Of not quite fitting in the ways we just did

Because your line is getting longer

And your mama is choosing to watch it go


To the girl who made me a mama and is making me humbler person every day - you are so loved and celebrated, especially as you turn three!