Mother's Day + Mini Session Favorites

Friends,

As I sat in the middle of my living room playing with Davis yesterday morning, my heart dropped to the bottom of my stomach as I heard there had been yet another school shooting. I watched as the story unfolded and the confirmation of lost lives flew across the screen. My heart hurts for the mama’s and daddy’s and sisters and brothers that woke up today with one less member of their family. I can’t imagine the pain they are experiencing. 

I planned to post today some joyful images I captured of beautiful mama’s and babies for Mother’s Day. With so much sadness, I thought maybe I should wait because now is not the time. However as soon as that thought crossed my mind another thought hit me like a ton of bricks. Now is the time. Now is the only time. Now is the only time we know for certain that we have to cherish and celebrate the people we have. It is more important now than ever that we make the space in our lives both physically and emotionally to engage, breath life into, and celebrate the people that matter most to us. 

This morning, I took a quiet walk with my boy. As he innocently breathed in the fresh air like it was any normal day, I couldn’t help but feel incredibly blessed to have him here with me. I hope we all take even a short moment today to feel the gravity of the blessings right in front of us and celebrate them like today matters more than any tomorrows. 

All my best,

Haley