Well…we are almost there! My due date is in approximately a week and a half.
Soon, Phillip and I will be parents of a living, breathing, hold-able, snugly newborn.
I know that we are parents already, but it still seems surreal somehow…like maybe I’m imagining it all.
I have dreamed of being a mom for so long, ever since I was a child. I long for the hard work of raising children in this broken world. The unending sacrifice of valuing someone else’s life as more than your own. The most important work of bringing up tomorrow’s workers, leaders, parents, spouses, and teachers. I have no expectations that this work is simply or easy. That it is cut and dry. That it will not cause stress, worry, strain, or frustration. That it limits me and my freedom. But I am sure that despite these things, it will be the most important work and an unbelievably satisfying adventure to walk.
So, as I look forward to holding my little man, I wanted to share our maternity pictures Phillip and I had taken a week and a half ago by a friend of mine. Her name is Rebecca Finley. You can find her on Facebook. She has always taken fabulous pictures and captured some wonderful moments for us. Thanks Rebecca! (She’ll be doing newborn photos as well after Joseph is born.)
I started with my absolute favorite.
It captures the joy and excitement we have for each other and for meeting this new little one!
I hope you have enjoyed these pictures and seeing a bit into my thoughts regarding motherhood and why it is so important!