It’s been a minute since my close friend, Sarah, and her family graced this blog. This time they are celebrating their 3rd baby! She only
wanted a few shots so I swung by her house on the way home from another session before heading to lunch and 3 parties that evening.
It’s the fall, aka, the death of me. This is just a quick little post to show their cuteness and ask for some prayers.
Both Lily and Liam are very shy, even around me who they see at least once a week during school. I’m so glad Sarah and Jake were able to
distract them from me shooting and let their giggles flow.
My favorite part about my job is catching moments of reality. Sarah is never one to hide how hard life is with two kids, especially while
being preggers. I wanted to Liam’s room to stay as is, because these are true memories. Happy and real moments amongst the chaos of
every day living. Perfectly clean rooms are nice, but THIS is more about forgetting perfection and just being present!
This is so Liam. He’s typically so quiet and doing his own thing. If you don’t know him, you wouldn’t think he talks but the kid is quite
smart! Especially for 2!
Sometimes I forget to tell my friends how pretty they are. I always think it but don’t always vocalize. And sometimes over complimenting
can often lead to the person not believing you aren’t being genuine. This is me saying (again), you are gorgeous Sarah, inside and out.
Especially inside. One of the most patient and kind women I know. I strive to be as gentle with my kids as you are with yours (and mine).
So more about this pregnancy. At Sarah’s 20 wk ultrasound, a couple issues were found with the baby’s development. Upon further
ultrasounds and a MRI, it seems the baby’s kidneys aren’t properly functioning. Because of this, her fluid is extremely low which in turn
isn’t allowing the lungs to grow. They haven’t given up hope but have fully embraced whatever it is God has planned for them and their
baby boy. So far he is a fighter and that in combination with the community lifting them up in prayer, we know that each day he keeps
kicking is a blessing. For now I encourage everyone to keep him and the family in your prayers, especially his pretty mama who is
constantly fighting the fear and panic and trying to place her worries in the Lord’s hands. So much easier said then done.
Since the future is so uncertain day to day, she really wanted an image to remember her three babes together. Think we got that?
Lily, you are so sweet.
I wish I could better understand why we have to face such pain and heartbreak in our lives. I wish we could have all our questions
answered so the uncertainty wouldn’t be so terrifying. I wish I didn’t have to watch my friends time and time again lose their babies. I wish
that life was easier and the people who make good choices, work hard to serve others and are constantly giving, could catch a break.
Sometimes it’s so hard to stay rooted and grounded in our faith especially when it feels like I’m constantly bombarded with bad news. Way
too much recently has to do with babies and children!
Sarah and Jake, you know that whenever and whatever happens, we are here for you. Not a day goes by when I don’t think about you and
the drowning pain you are going through. I know I can’t take it away or make it right, but know that I can hold your hand through it. I know
you know this as this is not the first anguish we’ve faced together. Keep your head and palms up. We all love you and I can’t wait to meet
him and capture another birth for you. :-*