A mom of boys. Two beautiful tall ones, and then two at the same time. Heart open, heart full, they didn't expect a little brown-eyed bundle of feminine energy.
She's their warrior princess, their fiery one. The one who makes up her own songs and then performs them for you, the precocious one who talks back to the preacher during his sermon. She doesn't miss a beat. She's confident, smart, loyal, big-hearted, and pink and purple are her favorite colors.
She has her daddy's strength and her mama's soul, she's sensitive and her heart is deep. She knows when to stand up and when to let life lead.
I often say that one of the greatest joys I have is staying with a family as they grow. As the kids get older. As their story deepens. As their hearts expand and bleed and break. To document that is a confidence. A privilege. An honor. This mama and her 4 sons and proud husband welcomed that baby girl with enthusiasm. I have the maternity photos to prove it.