“Motherhood began for me with a baby in Heaven and a short walk through infertility. Oh, how I long to see our babe in Heaven, but am so thankful for our story and our precious son in the photos, Shepherd. The season of loss and waiting was filled with grief, longing, and hope that created in us steadfastness, patience, and reliance on the Lord and on each other. My husband and I truly leaned on each other and on our solid community around us. Those are the same women today that lift me up in motherhood and encourage, challenge, speak truth, and come alongside me! Motherhood has been the most refining and life-changing experience. To pour myself out daily to shepherd, raise up, teach, and love on a little one is my greatest honor! My smile lines have already gotten much deeper, my laughter louder, my sleep much less, my coffee reheated too many times to count, and my need more and more for community and counsel- I wouldn’t change a thing. My greatest delight and treasure!
I have always dreamt of getting photos done by Elle of Elle Boone Photography, so when she moved to Waco where my family lives I jumped on the opportunity! Her home where the photos were taken was even more beautiful in person. She perfectly curated the experience from beginning to end- while she was taking the photos I truly felt like I was in an Anthropologie shoot! So dreamy! She really entered into the experience and celebrated our story with us through photos. Our son, Shepherd, is our miracle rainbow baby, and getting these photos done was a chance for us to forever remember what God had done in our lives!
Cherish and delight in every moment, but also give yourself grace when you are weary and exhausted! To the mommas waiting- hold fast to hope. I see you and I remember- find women near to you to pour into you and listen. The journey to motherhood is not how I would have written it, but I wouldn’t change a single detail!” Kristy, Mother