Gosh, I have so many photos that make me happy (an entire lifetime’s worth!) but if I had to pick one picture that makes my heart light up, it would have to be this one:
Our daughter, Lexi, was born three months ago and this was the first time that Parker met her (about 12 hours after her birth). It was a whirlwind labor. We left for the hospital at midnight (without saying goodbye to Parker) and Lexi was born less than 2 hours later. The next morning, Parker went to school like he normally would and then he came by the hospital to meet his brand new baby sister. He came into the room so quietly (which is not his normal state of being) and he whispered to me, “Can I touch her?” This picture was snapped a split second before he touched her for the first time. He looked up at me in wonder, grinned and promptly climbed into the hospital bed with us.
These two lovely beings are my whole heart. I feel so privileged to be their mother and I thank the Lord above that I get to call them mine. Parenting has been such a crazy ride, but it’s one that I wouldn’t have missed for the world.