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Meet Aditi. I have no words for how amazing this cute woman is. I adore her and her zest for life and people. She desires only to help and is constantly building up those around her. She is also the founder of the organization Free 2 Feed. Check that out here www.free2feed.org   and then enjoy her sound wisdom below. Thanks Aditi! Love ya!

Life.

It Is What It Is.

It’s the storms in life that create the clouds, which bring on the rain, that allow for the beauty of a rainbow.

It’s when we have been dragged thru the mud that we can appreciate the clean feel after a shower.

It’s when we are in a drought that we thirst for just, one, drop, and yet when we are drenched in the middle of it all…. we pray for relief and shelter from the rain.

The air after the rain smells fresh.  The streets after a flood have been wiped clean.  The plants well fed.  We often need these storms in life.  In fact, God allows them because they serve a purpose, a fresh start.

Motherhood for me has been like experiencing this type of severe weather.  It is just now, finally clearing.  The clouds have been hovering and are beginning to part.  The sun can’t yet be felt but I can see the rays…

As I take a sigh, I can feel the breeze ease from a cold jagged chill to a warm gentle touch.  The warmth is making its way to my skin; I can feel it even as I close my eyes.  The storm has retracted enough to bring back the birds to their trees, and I can hear their songs once again.

The trees are no longer shaking vigorously as if being choked, but have begun to sway back and forth as if they were dancing.

Thunder no longer screams out and lightening has faded to what looks like a flash from the photographer that has snapped these memories.  This transition from challenges to accomplishments and from failures to victories has finally come to be.

I thank God for my life.  It is what it is.  I am who I am.  And my children are who He has made them to be.  The most fascinating part of my life is that He allowed me to become a mother, first by the act of sacrifice thru adoption and then by giving me the honor to create my very own flesh and blood thru my biological children.

Motherhood.

It is a gift.

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This little miss was quiet and sweet but she could not contain her adoration for the newest little love in her life. Being a big sister is a new role she is taking to quite happily for the time being. She took every chance she could get to look over my shoulder, give brother a hug, or hold him tight. I almost made the whole session just the two of them because it was just so sweet to watch.

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I have not seen the Millers in too long! I was so glad to finally catch up on my last trip up to Salt Lake. We planned a session revolving around their newest little guy who I had not yet met! It was exciting.

I was so glad to see that the other two were happy to see me and remembered me. We had fun playing soccer, jumping on the bed, and dancing. This is by far the best way to take photographs. We just had so much fun!

Enjoy a few favorites!

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I knew wishing that my sister-in-law wouldn’t go into labor early was a mean thing to do but I wanted to be there more than anything. Traveling from St. George up to Layton, Utah wasn’t something I could just do on a whim if the baby was coming quickly. She had a scheduled induction date and I crossed my fingers she’d make it to that day. I’m sure the whole week prior she was wishing that baby out but I was wishing her in.

The induction date came and we woke up earlier than early to get on the road. Having been to her last birth I knew she progressed quickly and so I was hoping we’d make it.

Luckily for me my new niece put up a little bit of a fight about coming out. I think she was making sure I got there. Not more than 15 minutes after I got to the hospital room we were all delighted to meet her!

I loved watching her 3 older siblings welcome her with love and excitement. I cried watching my cute hubby adore her and we all couldn’t be happier she is here.

Welcome Taylee Jo! So, glad you waited for me.

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Meet Halston. She is a gorgeous mom of this sweet little beauty who I have been photographing since she was just a week old. I asked Halston to participate in my mom project because I have loved watching her interact with this little one. She is patient, loving, selfless, and confident. I knew she had something to teach. Here is her letter to her daughter.

To my sweet beautiful baby girl,

 

I recently read a quote that said, “To my Daughter: If I could give you one thing, it would be to see yourself through my eyes; then you’d see how amazing you really are.”  This quote hit me to my core.  Although now, you are so young and not a care in the world, I know one day I will be your rock to lean on.  My goal is to teach you to love yourself so deeply and unconditionally that negative merely bounces off of you and has no affect.

 

I never pictured myself as being a mother growing up, but I also knew I never wanted to live a life without children.  Your dad and I waited later in life to have you due to the fact that the world we live in is difficult and everyday is a challenge just to get by.  We knew we wanted to be as prepared as much as possible before we brought you into our lives.  Well, nothing could have prepared us for you.  From the moment you arrived, we were truly smitten.  And now we always say, “If we would have known how fun and how much joy you bring to our lives, we would have had you years ago!” I have never felt more overwhelming love in my life then when I saw you for the first time.  You were absolutely perfect and our very own little peanut.   I still look at you daily and am amazed you are all mine.  There is no better feeling in the world than when you look into my eyes and smile.  My heart melts and I don’t know how I became so lucky to be your mom!  I am so grateful you decided to choose me and I will love you forever and always.  You will forever be my “Sunshine.”

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