July 12, 2011

lifedancer

puncher

Sometimes I think I didn't allow myself permission


groover

to be the free spirit I longed to be


hand motioner

so I literally birthed it out of my body.


jumper

Her name is Ivy.

23 comments:

  1. that is so sweet. and so true.

    we should get Ivy & my dancing fools together.

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  2. I love your thoughts & words steph. go you with your cute hair & all. ;)

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  3. This will make me happy for the rest of forever.

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  4. That's what's so beautiful about childhood. That's our lesson as adults. Thanks for the reminder.

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  5. yes- love it! such an awesome little girl!!

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  6. aw. :)

    I want to encourage my child (of which there is currenly only one very tiny one) to be free spirits.. not concerned about the status quo.. doing what makes them happy. Because I wish I could have grown up that way.

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  7. So refreshing to see that gorgeous girl just be herself! So full of joy!

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  8. BEAUTIFUL word...and pictures too.

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  9. That girl is such a cutie!!!

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  10. my little one is onlyl 18 months still but I already feel the same way!!!

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  11. I completely understand! Sometimes I feel like I gave Kaitlyn all the exuberance I was raised not to show.

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  12. I love your sweet Ivy... she reminds me so much of my spunky girl! I so get this. it's so true for me too. and it wasn't until I gave birth to my daughter... my little me. except she's free and self confident and I want to be like her...

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  13. My heart is happy. This was happy. Your words are beautifully perfect.

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  14. Dude. Dude! Just replace "free spirit" with "confident spirit" and "Ivy" with "Ruby", and this is our story. Goodness, gracious...

    Our hearts walking around outside our chests...that's what those babies of ours are...

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  15. this joy is so contagious it rubs off on us Momma's - your free spirit is beautiful!

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  16. That is EXACTLY how I feel about Aliza Joy - all the time. So true.

    Dance Ivy, dance!

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  17. I know exactly how you feel! I love watching my little free spirit fly! She is teaching me (I'm a slow learn though) how to be a little more free. And I am so thankful to have her!

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  18. Beautifully written (and those are the perfect pictures to accompany your thoughts!).

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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