Honestly... it feels like my heart could actually burst.
Their three faces, the relationship between them all, their smiles, and the obvious love they have for one another. It's just hard to find the right words sometimes...
I think this month's photos are the sort that we'll all look back on for years to come, because I think these photos really capture this moment in time for them all so perfectly. Dylan is so proud of his younger sisters; he loves leading this little troupe and being the oldest one, the one that they look up to and quite frankly worship, he's such a natural big brother. Everly is just such a delight to watch with both her siblings, with such strong but such unique relationships with them both, she is quite literally always in the middle of things with one, or other, or both of them. And Ashlyn is on that cusp, where she is becoming a fully fledged little person, and the older two are relishing it, and she is loving the attention it earns her.
This... this moment right now with these three. If I could bottle it I would. If I could freeze it I would. Because it is so perfect.
I mean, obviously it isn't perfect, because life isn't. But it's pretty damn near to perfect from where I sit right now.
Loving them. Raising them. Spending my days with them. And getting to watch them grow together. It's everything.
Their stories so tangled into one another's that they'll look back and won't quite remember where one's story ended and the other's began. I so wanted that for my children. I so love that they have that.
And knowing that they are mine... well today, looking at these photos, it's that kind of love that actually hurts my chest a little bit, that brings a big lump to my throat, and that makes me just want to pinch myself to ensure that I didn't just dream it, I actually get to live this life.
That is quite enough emotional rambling from me I think. So I will just say that I am so happy I started doing The Siblings Project, simply because it makes me take these photos, and also take stock each month of how lucky I am.
And whoa... it's June, which means The Siblings Project 2016 is half way through already. Madness! Do pop by my cohosts (Katie, Carie, Keri-Anne, Amber and Annie) and see the sibling photos and moments that they are sharing this month too.