A mother is strong,
full of love,
a resting place,
and the giver of life.
We have a room dedicated in my home as a library, with bookcases full of books, soft cozy chairs to cuddle up in and a little table perfect for a studious child. My husband told me a few years ago that I had a book buying addiction. So I have slowed things down since then. I love to read to my children. They know that if they come to me with a book I will stop what I am doing to read it to them. Someday I hope to volunteer on a children’s wing in a hospital and read and preform puppet shows for the children.
I asked Loraligh’s parents to bring some of her favorite things just as I do with all of my baby portrait clients. I am always happy when books are in the tote bag. I got the set already for this little lady and just happened to open it to her favorite page, which just happened to match her blanket perfectly! Reading is a gift we give to our children. It opens up worlds of imagination, teaches them how to command their language, gives them tools to expresses themselves and so much more. Sometimes people ask me if I am “passionate” about photography. The answer is that I love it, it makes me happy, but no….not passionate. I am however, PASSIONATE about children’s literature!
Welcome to the world Leo. You have been born into a cream of the crop family. You will be so loved and beloved! I love holding you and breathing in your baby smell. I love seeing your father busting with pride. I love hearing your sisters excitedly spinning yarns already about how awesome you are, like being 40 inches tall! I look forward to watching you grow and seeing you reach your milestones just as I have been able to do with your big sister!
Here is Betsey, my very first newborn, three years ago…
Will was not the least bit interested in his birthday cake really. The backdrop was more up his alley. It wasn’t until we gave him a giant spoon that he even wanted to try the frosting. But once he had the spoon of destiny in is hands there was no holding back. He even got his feet involved, lol!
I am so excited for Will and his family as they embark on new adventures together. I am grateful that while they were stationed here in Washington that I was able to be a part of some major causes for celebration. I will miss you all;-)