Some of you know I have recently had to learn to experience life without one of my special loved ones. Since my Grandmother’s passing I have had a wonderful and often new outlook on the preciousness of life. I find miracles in every moment. I have always been privileged to viewing life this way, but now I can’t help but see it through her eyes as well.
There is a gift in every loss if you look hard enough…
For our family we did not have to look very hard at all. You see, two years ago we sat our two boys down and talked with them about maybe adding one more special person to our family. They both quickly agreed that it was a wonderful idea and my husband and I were ecstatic. The years to follow were full of busy times, hard times, learning times….and moving times! Months followed months until we pretty much thought that maybe another member was not meant to be for our family and started to make peace with the idea.
Then just a few days before my Grandmothers passing, the news came in the form of a GASP. I was late and sure enough after many negative test results, I was the proud owner of a POSITIVE pregnancy test. The first call I made was to my Mother. She was on her way to see my Grandmother and couldn’t wait to tell her the news… I felt so lucky to get to share the special news with her as I didn’t know how much more time we had together. She was excited for us and exclaimed “Oh, she is going to get her girl!”.
Then a few days later the news came, my Grandmother had passed away. The very day my Grandmother’s heart beat it’s last beat, our babies heart beat it’s very first.
Heart to heart…We couldn’t have been blessed with a more beautiful gift of life at a more beautiful time.
I am excited to share our journey with you my sweet clients and friends.
Already I feel that I should thank you for your patience and understanding. I try to always stay on top of email and phone calls. But with this beautiful gift of life, I also got an AMAZING case of extreme morning sickness. Which often left me on medication and in bed up to four days a week. That left me just 2 – 3 good days a week to be a Mom, Wife, and Photographer. To say it has been a challenge is an understatement! So thank you. Thank each of you for your understanding. The good news is that I have had SEVERAL good days in a row and I am optimistic that the worst is behind us!
If you are still waiting to hear back from me, I have tried to contact everyone who has been waiting, so please be sure to email me again! Thank you.