To have the opportunity to share is the reminder of God’s assignment for my life.
And this assignment can change. It can change daily. It changed three years ago from when I was a teacher and now I am a photographer. It changed as I became a wife and a mother. But it is not my calling. My calling is my salvation in Him and when I have the blessing to go to a session and share that, I am ALWAYS blown away.
Sharing with Crystal and Collin and hearing their story of His faith, His grace and His assignments He has given them testify again to the goodness of the Father we serve. Their assignments changed. Their homes changed. But God has been faithful every step of the way.
And leaving the session having the chance to hear how they have learned His grace from parenting (and how I can sooo relate!!) forms a bond in friendship for which I will forever be thankful.
Hampton McColl Bryant, you are so loved. Fearfully and wonderfully made. And the sweetest blessing to Maggie who is one of the best big sisters around.
And this little teddy bear is resting next to the newest miracle. Because that little teddy bear weighs just as much as James’ big sister did when she was born at only 28 weeks.
Margaret and Travis were not able to bring her home to her lavender, beautifully decorated nursery.
But God gave them James Mead, named after Travis’ late father and Margaret’s father. Like the threads woven together in this quilt gifted by Margaret’s grandmother, God has written their story and woven these threads in midst of loss.
And this story of heartbreak finds His light in this miracle of the new life that wakes them in the middle of the night.
That smiles at them.
The story of His mercy and grace in every single day.
When I stopped by church Sunday morning before heading to the hospital to meet Clara, the pianist was practicing this song. From that very moment, that song continued to play in my head as I made my way to the hospital. Because watching the gift of life brought into this world by such a precious family is a worship experience I never want to forget.