I spent the afternoon at a newborn photoshoot. But not just any photoshoot....that baby girl is Rita's granddaughter...snuggled there in grandma's arms. It was special to be able to capture these moments for them...but it makes me think of what she has been to my babies. I remember the first day we met as I held but chubby little almost 5 month old in my arms, asking her questions, reluctant to give my baby over to anyone but there was a comfort with her...we talked like we'd already known each other. She has snuggled them, fed them, discipled them, played with them, watched movies, colored papers, held them when they were sick or crabby or wanting their mama. Babysitter just isn't the right title, family....yes family is more like it. And when I was working, that was all I wanted for them...another adult they could trust and love and would love them in return. Thank you for being a big part of my babies' childhoods.
It truly is a labor of love each day to search for just the right image(s)...the ones that represent our daily lives...edit them, organize them, write about them. What a wonderful experience and an amazing amount of growth this year for me. It has been a great journey but one I am not jumping into again just yet. I am going to take a breather, let the dust settle and let inspiration find me and lead me to my next project. For now, I will continue to post about our lives but only when I feel it.