family photos!

Happy Mother's Day week!  In celebration of the day, I wanted to share a few images from our first family-of-3 photo session.  A few weeks ago, my Indy bestie Valerie took some family photos of us around town (I've now realized that I've mentioned her for three blog posts in a row...sorry Val ha!).  She captured our family perfectly, and I am forever grateful to her for these.


I can't tell you how much these images mean to me!  I get a little teary eyed when I look at them.  For those who know me, you know how deeply I treasure photographs.  Add having a baby (MY baby) and then those photos get all the more special. 


So my child is pretty stingy with the smiling.  Y'all have no clue what I had to do to get those grins ;).  He obviously thinks his mama is crazy.


Pier, thank you for making me a mama.  The mystery of motherhood has been life's biggest curve ball, but it is truly a gift beyond my understanding.  I am grateful that the Lord entrusted this vocation to me, and I look forward to growing and learning more about it as the years pass by. To all the mamas, soon to be mamas, not yet mamas, mamas of all kinds -- I hope you feel loved this week.  God bless you.  St. Zelie Martin, pray for us.