Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's ok.

A little while ago I started taking pictures of Selah every night after she goes to sleep. It started off as a way for me to capture the quickly fading evidence of her baby-ness, but it's become a comforting nightly ritual for me. I enjoy sneaking into her room for one last peek before bedtime, and I sometimes imagine little captions for nighttime poses.

I shared this on Sashes to the Merchants a few days ago, but I'm pretty sure she'd tell me It's ok. 

It's ok.

It's ok to be behind.
It's ok to have unanswered e-mails.
It's ok not to respond to every Instagram tag.

It's ok to turn off your computer for 3 days.. (or not blog for 2 weeks.)
It's ok if you want to quit.
It's ok to turn down business. 

You don't have to feel guilty for fully engaging in your tangible life.

Stomp in puddles.
Grill out with your family.
Swim until you are pruney. 

And then, if you want..
Make something for yourself.
Make something that is so bad it's funny.
Make something just for fun.

It's ok.
You have my permission.

Lots of love,


  1. Oh wow I love these photos. Filing this idea for when my little man is bigger. (He is only 3 months and still gets wrapped to sleep so photos at the moment would be all the same position)

  2. haha i love the pictures!!! so much fun!

  3. I love your little poem or whatever it is ... I need someone to tell me that on a daily basis! Sometimes we just put too much pressure on ourselves I think ... cute pictures!

  4. I hope you're enjoying your time away. Just was wondering how you were doing. Hopefully grillin' and snugglin' and rockin' those bangs! ~V

  5. Oy... I wish I had thought to do something so sentimentally beautiful to capture that time. What beautiful little snapshots of your girl as she grows!