My daughter Eva is 7 years and 7 months old. Â I remember the moment I met her, it felt as if I had known her my whole life. Â She was the most beautiful little thing I ever saw and all she wanted to do was lay on my chest. Â It was heavenly. Â And I remember thinking, “oh how I wish she would stay this little forever!” Â She grew though and fortunately I became more and more enamored with her, which was seemingly impossible at every step. Â Each time I would notice these new and amazing things about her and each time I would say to my self, “oh, how I wish she would stay this little forever!” Â Darn that girl, she keeps growing up in front of my eyes!
A few weeks ago, we had a really warm day in the higher 80’s and I knew it would be the last one. Â So after school I thought a photo shoot was in order to celebrate the last warm day of the year. Â Eva was excited at first, but when I found the right spot, she wanted to play with the grass and rocks and pick black berries and NOT be my model. Â So I went with that. Â Because before I know it, she won’t think that our adventures are the best thing ever.
The picture below isn’t the best portrait I snapped that night; but to me, it really captures the part of her that I wish would stay. Â That “little” part that is eventually going to slip away.
There are many more very sweet “let them be little” photos at iheartfaces. Â You can get there here: