If you’ve been reading/following since Chasity gifted me this incredible blessing that is Sugar Snap Photography, you’ll notice that more often than not, a song will speak to me on the way to or from a session and it will inspire the entire blog post.
Today was no different.
This family’s fight through a hard, hard winter of loss and heartbreak was turned around today. Because with the loss of their Bubba, a husband, father and grandfather, his absence was felt today.
But they rejoiced.
Because on that day in December, Annabelle said, “Don’t worry, Mama. He’ll be back in fifteen weeks.”
And that was literally today.
And this song could not have described today more perfectly.
Leah Danielle met her beautiful family. And she could not be more blessed.
Twenty-five years ago, today, Barbie and Joe began their lives together.
We knew it was supposed to rain but even on this overcast day, Barbie’s optimistic spirit could not keep us from taking pictures and laughing the entire time.
In fact, when she and I were texting about what we should do she said this:
Today is more about the sentimentality of beginning our life together and raising these crazy kids in this modest house in this field that has been Joe’s family for so long. [It] will be perfect because, just like our life together, we’ve made the best of our situation.
It’s not the sunny day I hoped for, but if you can get everyone smiling,
I will be over the moon grateful and happy.”
Happy Anniversary, Barbie and Joe! We love your family more than you will ever know!
“Let my presence override everything you experience. Like a luminous veil of Light, I hover over you and everything around you….Surely the Lord is in this place!” -Jesus Calling, Sarah Young | Genesis 28:16
The presence of the Lord surrounded this baby. This family. This couple. This young woman.
This gift of Life given by the Lord, delivered by Noel, not only brought Light to this family forever; this gift brought Legacy.
This gift brought years of love, affection, growth and joy found only in the Lord.
This gift brought tears, emotions, warmth, and sacrifice.
This gift brought a hint of the most surreal moments as Katie and Monroe held him for the first time.
Surely, the presence of the Lord is in this place.