just you wait ...

“Just you wait … girls are emotional.”⠀
“Just you wait … girls are dramatic.⠀
“Just you wait … girls are SO hard.”⠀

This was the script offered to me my entire pregnancy by well-meaning friends, acquaintances, and strangers at the grocery store. ⠀

I smiled and said nothing. ⠀
I wish I hadn’t said nothing. ⠀

Happy International Women’s Day, from me and the daughter I’ve prayed for all my life. Just you wait … she’s going to change the world. She’s already changing mine.

Photos by Brett Gadd, who offered to take pictures of his favorite girls one sunny afternoon a few weeks ago.

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Ashlee Gadd

Ashlee Gadd is a wife, mother, writer and photographer from Sacramento, California. When she’s not dancing in the kitchen with her two boys, Ashlee loves curling up with a good book, lounging in the sunshine, and making friends on the Internet. She loves writing about everything from motherhood and marriage to friendship and faith.