Marina Violet is ONE !!

Marina Violet, our little miracle, is ONE.

After having Hayden, I couldn’t imagine loving anyone as much as I loved him. When I became pregnant with Marina, I wasn’t quite sure how I could handle that much love. My heart had swallowed me whole. As I watched my belly grow, my heart grew and grew. With each ultrasound and hearing her heartbeat my heart swelled a little bit more. I find this love can feel overwhelming. The love, worry, pride and vulnerability all seem to spill into each other.

Marina sleeping peacefully on my chest and rubbing my hair gently on her eyelashes. Or when Hayden sweetly tells me he loves me and that I am his best friend. Or when Darren and I watch the two of them cuddle and kiss when they don’t know we are watching … my heart has swallowed me whole.

These two tiny humans. I can’t imagine life without them.

“To have a child is to walk around all day with your heart outside your body.” This quote spoke to me before I was pregnant and now I know it to be true.

Our little Marina is one! Cheers to you, our sweet Missy Moo. We love you with all we have.