After putting down my beloved horse, Jazz last Thursday I have really acknowledged how precious this life we have really is. It has made me think and re-evaluate how I am going to live my life from here on out. I always knew that his life would end before mine. I knew that I would be devastated. But I didn't know how it would affect me.
I want to make sure that I enjoy these days with Ellie. I know they are numbered because before I know it, she is going to be a toddler and no longer a baby. As I look forward to her meeting milestones and getting to see the sweet girl she will grow up to be, I know I need to slow down. Enjoy and soak up these fleeting moments with her. Especially now as she is becoming more vocal of her wants/likes and dislikes as well as her new found independence with being able to move around the house via army-wiggle, crawling, and assisted walking - not to mention her pulling up on lots of things!
So today I want to enjoy her being little. To watch her in amazement as she discovers her world. I love hearing her babble and tell her toys stories. I love her snuggles and how she sleeps so well on my lap. I love having her close for cuddles and want to cherish and remember those.