I've spent the last three months getting to know this guy. It's been a beautiful journey. Messy. Imperfect. Full of discovery...and so much love. But uniquely us. And I love that. Everyone has stories about how having a child changed them. The story of their child's birth...or of the first couple months of their lives as one transitions from being someone's daughter to being someone's mother. I always listened to those stories with one finger in my ear and singing "laalalala" because part of the joy for me is the evolution from naivete. I like the idea of letting a season of life just swallow you. No instruction manual or fair warning. You're forced to embrace it and really live it. Soak it up. So I won't tell you all about how you'll feel when you have a child or how your world will change, but I read this in one of Anne Lamott's books along the way, "...but there are places in your heart that you really don't know exist until you love a child." It's true for me. Discovering those parts of my heart has been an adventure like no other. I feel so blessed and so thankful.
I've been working on a new blog since early January and was hoping to make this post in that new space, but life is happening -- and the blog is slowly coming together. More on that soon. I also spent these past few months making albums happen for my couples from 2013. I documented some of those beauties before sending them out and I'll share them on the blog later this week along with a recent feature on a wedding blog and a couple new shoots.
If you're still with me over here after that two month blogging hiatus...thank you. It's good to be back.