Here's what I know; babies grow up, parenting is bitter sweet, and I wish Neverland was real.
I'm on the struggle bus these days with motherhood. The space between watching my boy move from tender child to an impending adolescence chokes me up with so much emotion.
Not exactly what you thought I'd say is it?
With tears spilling from my eyes, and a heart that aches in awe of what a gift my motherhood is, I present my boy, my perfect Peter Pan. 10 years young, and with whom resides the kindest king of hearts. We call him King Jackson, because he tends to err on the side of bossy. The kind of bossy that shows a bright future of whatever path he takes. He will be the boss, wherever he is.
And like his three little brothers, people will follow him.
I wish Neverland was real. I wish I could keep him 10 years old forever, but since I can't, for now I'll be his Wendy-Bird, and lost boys we will be.
Photographer/Stylist: Kara Meloy
Model: Jackson Meloy
Location: Lake Wenatchee, Washington USA