Tuesday, June 3, 2014
My beautiful cousin met with Josh and I on Sunday afternoon to take some amazing maternity pictures for us. I like to call them "love" pictures! I truly believe that Ashleigh was able to capture the pure love that Josh and I have for our little baby. These pictures will be treasured by us forever. I love the name that she chose for her photography business. "In His Image Photography." What a great reminder that all of us have been created in the image of our Creator God! Even the smallest of babies who have yet to be born. We are all made in the image of God.
This journey has been so difficult. This journey has brought me through more pain and heartbreak than I ever thought possible. This journey has been so dark and sad. I have cried so many tears that come straight from a broken heart. But this journey has also filled me with such joy. This journey has filled me with peace that passes all understanding. This journey has filled me with the deepest form of love that I could ever hold for such a small little baby. I cannot even begin to explain the depth of my love for this little baby. I just feel so blessed to be the mommy of such a beautiful miracle!
God has filled Josh and I with such a great amount of peace and strength. He has given us a deeper love for each other, and a deeper love for Him. In the midst of such pain and heartbreak, we feel such an incredible amount of love. We are so thankful to have a God who is able to break through absolute darkness, and instead fill that space with joy and love!
"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us." 1 John 4:18-19
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34-35