While we Wait | adoption photos

Now that we are ACTIVE, I want to share some fun adoption posts this week!  First up, a sweet photo session and later this week I am sharing the details of our profile book and our sweet baby shower! It's going to be a baby heavy week. :)

We've been shown so much love and support since we announced our adoption in February.  It's been so encouraging and humbling for us to see so many people love us.  In April a Memphis photographer reached out to us and offered to do a free "waiting" session for us!  Cecelia Lucy Photography- we truly cannot thank you enough!  You blessed us and allowed us to really enjoy this season of anticipating a sweet babe via adoption. Cecelia brought lots of fun props, we brought a few things that were special to us, and we just had the best time!  The day we took these was the same day we did our homestudy, so it was such a fun end to a high intensity day!  Little did we know... I was already growing sweet Crawford, too. :)  These photos will always be dear to us!

The following few photos will be so special to me for years and years to come.  This is the journal I picked up in February as soon as we decided to adopt.  I've been writing prayers over our birth mom over the months and I hope to present it to her as a gift when our sweet babe is born. I always want her to know how much we love and care for her!

Adoptive families, this is the sweetest book ever!

Our love of all things Chronicles of Narnia continues. :)

We have a journal for Heart Grown Baby that we write in and pray things over his/her life.  Crawford has one too!  I can't wait for them to read it one day.

The Lord has taught me so much throughout our journey to parenthood.  GRACE is a big thing. The Lord has continually taught me to have more grace and compassion towards others.  

Sweet Heart Grown Baby, we have prayed for you!  I cannot wait until we know exactly who you are, what your story is, and I'm longing to hold you for the first time.  We love you, we're coming for you, and we'll fight for you always!

Love, Mama