Monday, March 26, 2012

So blessed...

After being greatly encouraged by a good friend to have pregnancy pictures taken, I reluctantly agreed. I have never been (as I'm sure many women aren't) a huge fan of the state of my body during pregnancy. But as she spoke of being sad that she hadn't documented these precious days in her own pregnancy years, I decided to go for it. 
Thanks to her wonderful eye & gift for photography and some grace from her camera lens, I was blessed with these. 

I will forever treasure these pictures.

They capture the days before our little man arrived. 

They show the joy & anticipation we all have for his arrival.

And they will forever remind me of the miracle that is like no other. 
That of the formation of a little soul in the womb of his mother. 
The intricacies of his little body, forming, growing, developing...exactly as His creator planned. And I mean, exactly. 

For a purpose...
His purpose.

"For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them."

Psalm 139:13-16 

(Thank you sweet Kristin & Emily...for taking these fabulous photos and blessing our family with your gifts! We are thankful and so blessed.)