I believe life is precious. I believe life is short. I believe each heartbeat we are given is a gift from a good & gracious Creator. I am enthralled by the miraculous process that brings about new life – about the intricacies & wonder of what we call pregnancy. And I absolutely love when my couples come back to me to document this next stage in their journey. I am always in awe of the grace & glow these women possess – these women who, no doubt, feel less than their best at times, who struggle with all manner of physical difficulties – all in order to bring a precious new life into this world. It never ceases to impress me.
However, when that grace is further tested by by traveling this journey alone – because the man you love also loves & is called to serve his country, well that awe is multiplied by tenfold. I cannot imagine experiencing all the wonders & struggles of pregnancy alone. But there are those who do it – all for the freedoms so many of us take utterly for granted. I, for one, am thankful. For the sacrifices of people like these two.
Garrett & Kate – it is my honor to know you & to walk alongside you in this journey. Thank you for allowing me to be a small part. I am anxiously awaiting the birth of your beautiful baby girl.