Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Little Miss Personality

June bug turned 6 months this week! I know every mom marvels at how quickly their child grows, but I have to say it: I cannot believe she is 6 months old. I know the next 6 months are going to go even faster.

She has followed in Joseph and Holly's footsteps and is already crawling. She has become so full of personality lately and giggles and laughs at Holly nonstop. She is so happy. I picked her up from nursery the other morning and the sweet nursery coordinator said, "Is she always this happy? I'm sure she's not." But, most of the time she is. Here are some pictures of her royal cuteness :
All decked out!

Best friends

I like my thumb, but my toe will do.

On our way out on our biannual "walk the dog" (okay, we walk her slightly more than that--but not much).
We moved back to Atlanta about a year ago now and I was just looking back at our time here. It seemed like when we moved back the sadness was still so heavy on me. I missed Joseph so much...it just consumed every day. Now I have suddenly realized that it's not the same anymore. I still do miss him every day but it is not so all-consuming. I thought before June was born, "Having a baby is not going to make this all better. I am thrilled and blessed to have a new baby but nothing will replace Joseph." I even resented that people might think that I was all better because I was going to have a new baby and we'd moved on. But for me, June has brought a lot of comfort and healing and new joy. It's not all lilies and roses--I get tired and frustrated like every other mom, but I am so grateful I get to be her mommy (and Holly's). Having her really has helped me heal and I am so thankful for that.
Holly continues to love her and be very protective of her. She definitely craves one-on-one time with me since I'm holding June or feeding her a lot of the time, but she is always saying things like, "You're the cutest little baby in town," or "You are so beauutyful." Although the other day, after June had napped over 2 hours she started making noise and I got up to get her, Holly said, "Just leave her. I think she'll go back to sleep!"
I guess everyone loves attention. :)

17 comments:

Sara said...

She's so darling, Gillian. Holly's nap comment makes me giggle- so funny! Thanks for sharing...

Kate Etue said...

June is so cute, and I think she might look a little like her uncle Matt? ... We miss you guys. And tell Holly we think she's beauutyful too. :)

Anonymous said...

Great pictures...I miss the girls SO much. Thanks for the words you shared...and for the hope.
Love you all and miss you...Mimi

Tiffany said...

She is a doll! Great to hear how you all are doing. Blessings and peace!

Brea said...

I didn't know June was already crawling - that's incredible! She's quite the cutie! I'm thankful that God is providing healing and joy for you.

The Browns said...

Gillian, your girls are adorable. I loved reading what you had to say these most recent posts. Thanks for your perspective... Beth Ann

abbiegrace said...

wow! crawling already??

She is a cutie-pie.

Christy said...

I just adore the hat she donned for the bi-annual dog walking. Big day for everyone!

Anonymous said...

Those are the best pictures. We appreciate the words you shared. You are all in our prayers.
kissell's

suzebab said...

Nothing like seeing/hearing a baby giggle. Hope Holly is always that honest about her feelings, that is a blessing as well. They are both beautiful.

Lynn T said...

I ADORE these pics Gill! We miss you and loved seeing you all last week. We must mark the date for the next biannual walk the dog day.
Love you

susan and brian said...

She is absolutely adorable, so glad all is great with you all. Think about you. Cheers for now.

Along the Way said...

June is absolutely beautiful and quite a doll! What a gift to be that happy of a baby..I hope you enjoy every minute of being a mom to those two sweet gals! xoxo,llj

Chloƫ said...

thanks for the post, so lovely to hear about how you're doing, that holly has a cheeky side and that they are so gorgeous and happy. children are an inspiration, because life is all about now for them, which is the true essence of happiness. can't wait to see you all again, and hope it won't be too far in the future. xxx love chloe.

Allyson said...

Thought of you today. We ate at Moe's. My kids were so excited about the thought of call out, "welcome to Moe's," only nobody walked in the restaurant. Their excitement made me laugh and think of you guys. It also reminded me to pray for you. So, for the rest of the day, I whispered little prayers to God on your behalf.

June is so beautiful. I can't believe she is crawling. Charlie turned 6 months today and we've still got a ways to go with that. I'm so glad that she is filling your heart and home with so much joy! God always knows just what we need, doesn't He.

All that to say, your sweet Joseph, one again, brought a smile to my face today!

Blessings,
Allyson

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