Miss Marigold / by Julie Holder

Our little muse, our whole heart

It's no surprise my new muse is our Marigold.  This little beam of light has brought more joy to our lives than we ever thought possible, and I cannot believe she is 6 months old!!  How did that happen so quickly?  Every little smile, giggle, cry, new movement and skill, every single one of those things lives inside my heart.  We have taken so many photos of her (an insane amount of photos), but looking back through them, I see the little changes...when her nose got a little different, when the dimples above her mouth changed, when her smile got bigger and more silly, the shirts and onesies that used to swallow her that are now too tight.  She went from a newborn to a laughing giggle machine who makes babbling stories up all day and has a million expressions that I am actually beginning to understand. She looks deep into our eyes and listens when we speak, and she explores everything endlessly!  The feeling of her holding onto me while she eats and sleeps and we walk together is a feeling I miss after she goes to bed.  She's the deepest part of everything that is good, and watching her grow and learn and become more and more thoughtful with those beautiful eyes is the most wonderful thing I've ever witnessed.  I am so grateful for these photos that document every little step of the way.  (there's so many more)  Maybe another post about organizing those millions of photos of your little one should go on the to do list.  Here's our greatest hits so far...Love you little Goldie Byrd!!