Our Life is Now

Last October we had lifestyle photos taken by my dear friend, Lily Glass, and I couldn't be happier with the results.  The last time we had a professional portraits taken Caleb was turning one; so we were definitely overdue.  I truly understand the importance of hiring a professional to document a growing family.  But I also understand all the reasons why one might want to postpone taking them.  Sometimes it's something fairly simple, like "my home isn't photo-worthy" or "I want to lose the baby weight first" or "I don't know what to wear" or "I'm not photogenic."  Or there could be a deeper reason.  We have wanted to grow our family and have experienced too many heartbreaking losses in the process.  I think that I was waiting for things to work out for us before we could photograph our family.  But last fall I decided that now is the time to document our family's story- during the struggles and the waiting and the hoping.  So Lily documented a snippet of our story one morning that included a few of our favorite things- enjoying pancakes together and laughing with our amazing little boy.  

When I look at these candid moments I see God's grace and love in our lives. I see how lucky I am to have Brandon and Caleb in my life.  I look at these pictures and I see that we are still here together, through all the struggles. Laughing together. Our story isn't over.  But even as we look to the future, I am reminded that all we have is today.  All we have is each other and a life to live today.  And I'm so grateful for that.