No professional, posed photo could capture every day life like a candid photo can. If someone had shown me this photo 10 years ago when I was in the process of planning my wedding, I would have hugged them for showing me such a bright future. I wish someone had shown me what the future had to hold, because I could have kept this photo and hugged it through the tears.
You see, the journey was not an easy one. Elijah, our oldest, came into our lives after two years of infertility. After hearing about countless friends and family getting pregnant and having babies, after avoiding baby showers because it hurt too much.
Nevaeh came into our lives after 2 miscarriages – heartbreak that I can’t explain to a person until they have been there.
Everleigh, precious Everleigh, was the ‘easy’ baby. A pregnancy that surprised us and a delivery that was the biggest surprise because it ended in an unplanned c-section.
We’re not meant to have the pictures ahead of time though. So, I had the tears and hope to go on.
This photo. This is all that I could have hoped for in those days. A simple walk with my 3 (THREE!!!) kids, my husband walking behind snapping a photo as we go.
This is the good life (and because I’m hormonal being post-partum that song by One Republic chokes me up for that reason!)
Happy Mother’s Day mamas ~ better go as I see my pancake breakfast is almost ready! xoxo