Celebrate Uniqueness!

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I held him in my arms, minutes old, studying all the little details. He was perfect. I couldn’t get enough of just looking, holding, and looking more. Nine years ago now, and I can still picture my baby boy, feel the feelings, smell the smells — re-live it all!

My husband, in all lovingness, chuckled and said, “I think we’ve had this baby before.”

I’ll cut him a little slack, this was boy number four and there was no doubt he seemed to look identical to our second born boy as a baby. In fact, I’m so glad I wrote their names on the back of their infant pictures because I have to turn pictures over to see who is who now!

As days went by, weeks, months. . . which of course turned to years, guess what? Boy #2 and boy #4 couldn’t be more different!

One is so outgoing and one is completely laid back! They look a like no doubt, but they are NOT the same. In fact, not one single child in this house is the same.

I’m sure as a mom, if you are out numbered in your household even by one, you have discovered this too!

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Just about the time I think I have this mothering thing down, I’m pretty sure I’m really just at the beginning of knowing! Because every child is unique, and they don’t need the same mom I was to the sibling before them. They have unique needs, likes, desires, emotions, strengths and weaknesses. I used to think this was entirely unfair to the would-be-perfect-mom I could otherwise be! {wink}

But the truth is, their unique-ness makes me a better me.

It broadens my mind, enlarges my heart, and challenges me to be more than I thought I could be. Being a mom is kind of an amazing deal. There was a time I thought a child was to fit into my world, now I see they bring me into their’s, which makes my world a whole new, better place.

Simply, they make me a better me because they are uniquely them.

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That is the beauty of life and there truly is excitement in celebrating differences. I love the quote that Andrea posted a while back on one of her Instagram pictures: “The beauty of uniqueness… that’s why it’s so great to be able to customize at Hannah Kate… to capture the unique beauty of your child.” 

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We truly hope that Hannah Kate Trunk Shows give you an opportunity to celebrate the uniqueness of the child/children in your life! May you experience the pleasure of creating and displaying what you and your child enjoy and love. We can’t wait to see your originality and one-of-a-kind creations! Remember to send us pictures of your children in the Hannah Kate Fall Collection! We look forward to seeing your favorites!

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Spread the joy!

 

Alyssa

{For Hannah Kate}