Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. Elizabeth Stone
Every time we have a maternity session, I find myself becoming nostalgic. I loved being pregnant. It is such a special, magical time in a woman’s life. It is the beginning of an adventure, a love affair with the little one that is growing on the inside.
I remember when I first found out I was pregnant. I just couldn’t believe it when the two plus signs on my pregnancy test matched up. I just couldn’t believe that I could be lucky enough to be pregnant. I always wanted to be a mom and now that I was married to the greatest guy in the whole world (that’s you Keith) – it just seemed like a dream come true. But one test was not enough. I bought several tests, all different brands. And imagine…they were all positive. Hmmm, a bit obsessive? I know Keith is shaking his head yes right now! But so hard for me to believe that this could be real!
So when I am along to assist on a maternity session, I have such an internal happiness for the mom-to-be. Maybe it’s also a yearning somewhere inside me to be right back at that moment, not knowing what to expect but knowing that you are going to love with all your heart that little one inside you.
The joy was evident in this first time mom-to-be. Her happiness radiated. A gorgeous belly filled with two little hearts that I imagine she has already fallen in love with. She will be able to look back at these images and remember the beauty of carrying a child, one of the greatest chapters in this family’s history.