"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully," Romans 12:6-8

Monday, January 20, 2014

Madeline Rose

This morning I spent sometime with a very sweet little girl and her amazing mommy. Madeline Rose made her début into the world and my blog last Tuesday, January 14th. She is one precious little lady and I was so blessed to capture her sweetness today during a newborn session. Maddie did great, she was a perfect little model, and I was so blessed by my time with these two Story women.

Kari’s is one of my very best friends, and her friendship blesses me more than she’ll ever know. She is encouraging, caring, supportive and speaks truth so kindly when I need it most. For those of you who know Kari personally--- you know exactly what I am talking about. In this past week, I have been blessed in a whole new way by Kari’s friendship. Witnessing Kari as a mother--- by far the biggest blessing. Madeline Rose is one very lucky girl. She has an amazing mother. And I have been so touched to be able to come alongside Kari (and Gary) and witness the transition to parenthood.

Kari, welcome to the Mommy Club--- it’s a club with a rough induction, requires many hours (and late nights), will bring you to tears (sometimes you won’t even know why), inflict some self-doubt--- but will fill your heart with more love then you ever thought possible. I am so honored to be in this club with you! Thank you for all you’ve done for me and my family. I am so happy for you, and excited to see our littles build a friendship like ours.

And Madeline, welcome to the world sweet thing! It is a bright place, a loud place, a place where people try to make you sleep at night and be awake during the day, but it’s also a place filled with snuggles, cozy blankets and lots of love. I am so glad you are here Maddie and I love you more than you know! I pray that God blesses your every breath and I know that if you follow him, you will do great things in this world!

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seriously, sweet.

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This teddy bear was her daddy’s--- how sweet is that?!?!

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seriously, she’s a beautiful mom!

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