feels like the first time

There are so many aspects of parenting that are just unexplainable. One of them is how you can love each child just as much as any other, and how every milestone with each kid feels a major accomplishment. There are so many things that Karis does right now that leave me exclaiming, "Mark, this is amazing! Are you seeing this?? Can you believe she is cooing/smiling/recognizing my voice/kicking her feet/etc? This is the most incredible baby ever!" Even though I said the same thing with both Jafta and India. And even though everything she is doing is similiar to what any other baby at her age would be doing.

So even though Karis is number three, I am still that goofy mom who feels like that first smile is a miracle, and who will sit there for thirty minutes and take 21 pictures until I capture a shot of that flashing grin.




Amazing.

10 comments:

  1. could she possibly look ANY more like you? adorable!

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  2. She is so beautiful! I love your new family picture on top. It is so good! I would love one of those to put up in out house.

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  3. this photo is absolutely ADORABLE!!

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  4. melt-your-heart sweet!

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  5. so happy for you!

    xoxo

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  6. she's hecka cute!!!

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  7. It is a miracle....that first smile is an amazing, unforgettable miracle.

    Love you!

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  8. I totally understand what you mean. I have raised 3 step kids, I had 4 bio kids and I now have 3 foster kids and the youngest is almost 11mths. Though she isn't 'ours' we adore her and every day...every thing she does is amazing and we see it like we have never witnessed anything so incredible.
    Thank God for digitals so we can take countless shots before getting the right one!
    Blessings

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  9. I totally understand what you mean. I have raised 3 step kids, I had 4 bio kids and I now have 3 foster kids and the youngest is almost 11mths. Though she isn't 'ours' we adore her and every day...every thing she does is amazing and we see it like we have never witnessed anything so incredible.
    Thank God for digitals so we can take countless shots before getting the right one!
    Blessings

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  10. She's beautiful and I loved reading this post.

    Cheers,
    Kristen

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