Tuesday, June 7, 2011

More than the eye can see

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.

Lots of Love,



  1. Great pictures Lins! Daddo

  2. I just love your sweet words about your precious family. Enjoy every moment with your little one! :)

  3. Pure joy! And pure love. I am pleased that your grandest wish and biggest joy came true.


  4. Oh, pictures really DO speak thousands of words. What a beautiful blessing these photos speak of!

  5. Oh, the joy and love do really come through those captures. You're right! You have much for which to be thankful!

  6. Oh, they are such beautiful pictures, indeed. Love that you celebrate your blessings but take care to encourage those in bleaker moments!

  7. You capture your joy in your words as much as in the pictures. Pure joy and gratitude, so lovely.

  8. Thank you for giving me hope as I walk down this road of infertility.