August 25, 2014
My top & Olivia’s Dress || Flor de Luz Shop
Shorts || Forever 21
Sandals || Restricted
Liv’s personality is really starting to shine through as she approaches “toddler hood” and I just love seeing the little lady she is becoming. She is VERY persistent and I can totally tell she has the drive to accomplish anything and everything (which of course has it’s pitfalls – you know, like when she tries over and over again to stand on top of her toy box to reach the couch and falls every single time).
I have to be honest with you all when I say that I was (and still very much am) so fearful of bringing up little beings into today’s society. Sure, you see the horrific crimes and stories on the news (which I never watch anymore because it just makes me so sad to know that this is what is “news” these days) but working in the ED has not been great for getting over my fears. Not only is it broadcasted all over the news, internet, etc. but I live it. I live it every day at work when I see what really happens to people and I see what happens when you have to grow up in less fortunate conditions. People turn to weapons, drugs, and whatever else they can to just LIVE.
What I really want to do is shield her from the news. Shield her from everything bad that ever happens in the world.
But of course, this is not the right answer either. I am still working on the right answer. How I will be able to teach her about right and wrong and why things happen to certain people. It all makes me pretty sick thinking about it and I know that I need to trust in that man above to show her the right way and to show me the strength to get her there.
For now, I will just enjoy every little bit of her innocence and find peace there.