Happy Mother's Day!

I could pour my heart into a post that is one million pages long, and yet, somehow, it would feel incomplete in describing the beauty it is to be given the gift of motherhood.  I thank God each day for giving me my son. He is one of the greatest gifts I've ever been given, a blessing that no words can give justice to. I get to photograph new mothers each week, and there is something so good and true about watching a new mother interact with the precious baby that made her a mom.

I'm so thankful I can play a small part in that journey.

My four year old (going on 16) niece took this picture of Samuel and I today, hanging out on my mother's back porch after a delicious Sunday meal. It's from a phone and sure, the quality may be poor...but I couldn't love it more. It reminds me of a picture my mother has of her, holding me on the back porch of my childhood home. 

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By far, motherhood is the most difficult job I've ever had. By far, it's the BEST one too.

Happy Mother's Day to each of you who influence a child's life in a way that is irreplaceable. No matter how that child came into your life, you make a difference. You matter, GREATLY.