This is a little ode to Scarlett – a compilation of photos from the first year of her life that I have been working on. I’ve watched it about a million times and it makes me teary every time!
This has been such a rollercoaster year. It hasn’t always been easy. I didn’t take to motherhood as instantly as I had always thought I would. There have been hard times and dark days. But she has always been amazing. She is such a good, happy, funny little girl. She has such a nutty personality and watching it unfold and grow is just amazing.
I would say that things have gotten steadily more enjoyable for me as a mum since about 7 months old, when she started being able to move around on her own. Since then, I have found myself enjoying her more and more. I genuinely love hanging out with her, she makes me laugh constantly, even when I’m grumpy. I love the way she chats and babbles and giggles and dances and squeals. I love that big cheeky grin.
Becoming a mum has been a challenge and a struggle and a massive learning curve for me. But it has also opened me up to a level of love that I never knew was possible. My heart bursts at the seams with how much I adore her. Even when I’m struggling, I know that it’s me that’s the problem, me that has a lesson to learn – she is always perfect. She is my teacher, not the other way around.
She has changed so much in just one year – I can’t imagine what life will be like in another year’s time, who she will become. But I’m just so goddamn blessed that I get to go along for the ride 😀