Here at Smallwoods, family comes first. That's why we wanted to introduce you to a very special member of ours.
Out of our five children, Macy—our second oldest and middle girl—is the one who most takes after her mother, Holly. If you look at a picture of Holly when she was little, it’s easy to spot the resemblance between the two. At times, it’s almost uncanny. But the similarities don’t stop at the surface level. Macy also shares many of the same mannerisms. For example, while both mother and daughter can be social, they tend to shy away from the spotlight at times.
And though Macy may have gotten her competitiveness from me, for the most part, she behaves just like my better half. In fact, she often acts in a motherly way herself, despite her young age. You’ll always find her gathering up her three younger siblings and putting a game together for their entertainment. Just like Holly, she has an innate talent for making sure that everyone is taken care of, having fun, and feels included. It’s truly heart-warming to watch.
We’ve also noticed—and are incredibly proud—that Macy is naturally good at whatever she does. We started Smallwoods to help families share their most precious framed moments and memories, and just like her parents, Macy has been growing into someone who values the importance of personal expression. She’s highly creative and loves to spend her free time painting and making craft projects of all kinds. Her claim to fame? A signature gooey slime. Often, she and her youngest sister, Millie, will sneak away to Macy’s room and make creations with that goo. We always know if we’ve found slime around the house—or in Millie’s hair—Macy has been hard at work.
As Macy grows older and I look back on her childhood, I will always cherish the father-daughter times we have together. Even small moments like going to Starbucks or the bookstore feel meaningful. It’s about making the most of that one-on-one time together and how Macy, our funny, witty daughter, fills each day with laughter and purpose.