Many of you have been following Posey’s monthly photo shoots with her nan, but today it’s moms turn to reflect on how fast this past year went by. It’s crazy to think around this time last year, I dreaded waking up every morning because I was carrying an 8lb watermelon and was freaking out about having to actually push that watermelon baby out. Seriously, as much as I wanted to be normal again, the thought of giving birth consumed me. I was terrified, I thought “There is no way I can physically do this”, “People lie when they say they forget, or its not that bad.” I went through every bad thing that could happen, and was convinced that it would. But here I am one year later, excited to be waking up to the screeching little sounds of “MAMA, DADA” echoing from through our walls. Even on the hard days, I feel extremely blessed and I am in constant awe of this gift of life that was given to me. The way her little sideways grin looks at me when I open her door in the morning, will forever be etched in my heart. In the same way her little black eyes slowly peered up at me when Doctor Murphy first placed her on my chest.
How is it that we can love someone so much? I will never be able to comprehend how much I am truly loved by God, if I can’t even wrap my head around the love I have for my own daughter. That’s a lot of love folks. A love that is almost a mystery to some. But I am thankful, and I am learning so much about life, since Posey came into mine and Tim’s lives.
I’m pretty sure a month hadn’t even gone by and I already started thinking about planning her first birthday party. Some may look at this and think it’s a little over the top for a one year old who doesn’t even understand, but this brings me so much joy. I love to create, especially when I get to take photos in the end. We prayed for the rain to stay away but it didn’t, and that’s okay because we ended up having the party at my in laws. We set up all the goodies on their gorgeous wrap around deck, one half of it being a screened in porch which was perfect for the kiddies to run around. We probably moved the cake table about three times because the rain kept coming and going, and we just needed it to be outside for the best lighting…obviously.
Of course the overall theme of this party was “Peaches and Posies” and it never would have come together without the help of my most talented #GirlBosses; Jessie Deleski of Cocoa Pod Sweet Catering and my flower goddess Trinity Young. These two women have seriously been rocking my world this past year and I am so thankful to have met them. I just love collaborating with local talent like this.
A big thank you to my mom and mother in law for putting up with this party planning fiesta. I seriously lived at my moms the week before slaving away at decor stuff, and Sandra had to put up with my turbo mode all day, making sure everything was perfect and taking orders from me all morning.
It seriously was a great day, and I can’t wait to do this once a year for the rest of my life!