This post comes from a very personal place. As I sat down to write this blog post I can’t help but feel simply overwhelmed with joy to the point of tearing up. This fresh 48 photography session is of my beautiful niece, Macie. She was born to Joel and Jessica March 31st in Toledo OH.
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
God works in wonderful, mysterious ways. For as long as I can remember my sister wanted to be a mom. She is the oldest in our family so maybe helping take care of us younger kids kind of engraved that mindset in her. She and her husband struggled with infertility and miscarriages for a while before they were blessed with their first daughter. Seeing them go through that struggle was so hard. Knowing how deeply they longed for a baby, seeing them go through this emotional roller coaster of hoping and praying only to be left with questions feeling helpless and with an even more broken heart left those of us closest to them also feeling helpless. As a bystander all you wish for is some way to comfort them to relieve some of the pain but all you can do is pray.
Fast forward about 2 years to now. Joel and Jessica have an absolutely beautiful family. They have two darling girls who are their whole world. I don’t know why God makes us wait sometimes but His way is perfect! These two little girls are so blessed to have the parents they do. Simply put Macie and Sadie are loved. Loved beyond what they’ll ever know! Not just by their parents but by their grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and beyond.
Now to get to the sweet newborn baby goodness you guys are really here for, right?!
Born March 31st at 10:42pm
Weighing 7lbs 8oz
20 1/4 inches in length
She has the LONGEST fingers ever! Well to be honest her arms, legs and feet are really long too! (maybe she’ll take after her dad and be tall)
Don’t worry… this won’t be the last you’ll be seeing of Macie. Not only was she scheduled for our fresh 48 photography; her newborn photos are currently in the Q waiting to be blogged and she’s booked for our milestone package as well! You’ll get to see her at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months too!