A NASCAR couple celebrates the first month birthday of their baby girl Instagram/HaleyKDillon

Ask any parent and they’ll tell you that when their little ones are young, the days are long but the years are short. Days are filled with spit up, and diaper changes and not a whole lot of sleep. But when you look back, you realize that those long days and nights go fast, and before you know it, that little one you hold in your arms today will be driving out of the driveway to college.

It’s a fact of life.

So, as a parent, it’s important to stay in the present as much as possible and truly enjoy every little milestone that life gives you, which is why it’s so wonderful to watch a young couple like NASCAR driver Ty Dillon and wife Haley stop and take in every piece of their little miracle.

And the name of that little miracle is Oakley.

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“Our sweet girl was one month old yesterday,” Haley wrote on her Instagram page Dec. 22. “We can’t believe how much the time has flown! We love her more and more every day … God is so good! I’m in love with the cute faces and noises she makes and those big blue eyes of hers make me melt! Of all our blessings, she is the greatest! Oakley, don’t grow up too fast, baby girl.”

Indeed, the family looks like they are rather cozy together since the arrival of Oakley. In fact, even their four-legged friend is in love. “For those that have been asking, he’s so in love with her,” Haley wrote alongside a pic of Oakley and the family dog. “We never thought Bubba would be so protective and sweet to his little sister! He likes the spit up too!”

It’s quite a sweet time for the couple also, as they recently celebrated their wedding anniversary with sweet notes and gorgeous pics to one another on Instagram to commemorate the special day. “Happy anniversary, babe,” Haley wrote on Dec. 21. “I came alive when I met you and every day just gets better and better! I love you so much. Cheers to many more years of laughter with each other.”

“Happy anniversary to my best friend and the love of my life,” Ty wrote alongside a quartet of pics from their journey. “You make me the happiest man on earth.”

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Smooth move, Ty! That should get you some bonus points well through 2018.

We wish all the best to this beautiful family for all the hours, days and years ahead.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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