I was super-stoked to get our family pictures from Blue Lily Photography yesterday. Wendy and Tyler are just such talented and fun people!
I got so swept up in the gorgeous pictures and sharing them with everyone, that it wasn't until today that a wave of solemnity washed over me as I looked at our pictures again and again. It's strange how seeing photographs can make things seem even more real. There before my very eyes was a family, MY FAMILY. There were dark days, in which I never thought this moment would be.
This picture isn't just of a happy little family, and this blog isn't about our perfect little life. In this moment we are JOYOUS as we revel in the beauty of our little girl, but there were years of tears and prayers to get us there. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I'm pretty certain there are more than a thousand words worth of backstory here. That, I'll share another time.
For now, I just want to say to those of you who are hurting and yearning, that I am sorry. I too have been on that gut-wrenching journey and shared your sorrow. Don't feel alone or left-behind; I haven't forgotten. It is my most sincere and earnest prayer that you too will experience the indescribable thankfulness of looking at your very own family pictures one day.