You Got Moxie
Tell the truth for once just this time
Knowing we've been through it
Baby's eyes look just like mine
I can't believe it's been 6 months. 6 months since my baby was born.
And about 5 months since I first listened to the 20th anniversary album version of Alright Caroline. When I first listened to it, early May, I was holding my days-old baby in my arms. Postpartum hormones were raging through me and I lost it. I started crying and shaking. It was VERY early that day and my husband was snoring away next to me, completely unaware that I'd been moved to ugly tears by a "B-Side" song I've always loved.
I didn't think I'd love the polish on the song of an official album version. But, like all Third Eye Blind songs, this too, prickled up my skin.
Since then, EVERYONE who meets my daughter tells me she looks just like me. I see my husband in her too, but she's 100% my mini-me.
The lyrics in Alright Caroline that hit me like a ton of bricks every time I hear it are
"Tell the truth for once just this time, Knowing we've been through it, Baby's eyes look just like mine"
I love that song, and I love that its release coincided with the birth of my firstborn following a miscarriage I told Stephan about in April of 2016 in San Diego. My husband and I have definitely been through it and we continue to go through it. It hasn’t been an easy 6 months since her birth. Daily life has definitely been easy, but we go through the struggles and trials for
When Stephan replied and re-tweeted her birth announcement, I cried. Best day ever.
She has brought us such happiness, in her 6 months on earth. And we're grateful we're her parents. When my husband suggested her name, I knew that's what it would be. I knew she'd be full of Moxie. I knew she'd be a force to be reckoned with. I knew she would be strong. I knew she would need to be. This world isn't meant for sweet innocent babies, but we're grateful every day she decided to join us. She's the perfect addition to our family and I adore that sweet girl so much.
She will try us. She will tell lies. She will tell the truth. She will be amazing. She will live up to her name, Moxie Rose. I can not wait to see more of her personality. She'll know her mom & dad love her, and have been through a lot to get her. We're so grateful for our little, with eyes that look just like mine.