"You are rooted deep within my soul. A part of me forever. In the deepest parts of my heart, there you are."
Olivia Marie, what a beautiful soul you are.
I was not your mommas doula, nor was I there at your birth, but I cannot tell you how honoured I am to know that I got to meet you and capture you in some of your most precious early moments. You were a mere twenty four hours old when I got to meet you, and such a beautiful little girl. Your story is one extra special to my heart. I captured you living inside your mommas belly a few different times, felt you kick and poke me as I drew her henna and watched you grow inside of her as I grew my own little girl inside of me. I had anxiously been awaiting the day you were born just as I know your entire family was.
I received a text from your momma early Monday morning with a very proud picture of you in her arms. I could literally feel the excitement of your parents and big sister in that text. We arranged for me to come to the hospital the next morning to take some fresh 48 photos. I arrived at the hospital Tuesday morning sometime around 9:30 and was welcomed into the room by your momma, daddy, big sister and nana and papa. It was a perfect morning and the light shining into your mommas room was amazing. There was so much love in that room it was incredible. Your momma was absolutely beaming with joy and your daddy was so incredibly proud. Your beautiful big sister is such a charmer and she light up the entire room with her smile. I did my thing and captured some moments of you in your beautiful fresh newborn state. In every photo I look at of you and your family from that day I feel love. It's not easy being a young family with two under two, but your family does it so well. The laughter, easiness and connection your parents have is undeniable. What a perfect family to be born into.
Holly, you truly are a wonderful mama. I mean that wholeheartedly. You do it with grace, love, and your soul is one of the most selfless I've ever met. It's been so wonderful getting to know you these past couple of years. Your laugh and smile really do radiate and light up the room. Your wit and realness are a breath of fresh air. Please don't ever stop being you. Watching you raise your children is inspiring. You are a natural mother. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this journey with you. It means so much to me.
Jordy, we've only met a few times now but from those few times I can truly see how much you love your family. Watching you hold and be with Macyn in the hospital room was beautiful. The way you looked at Olivia is what love really looks like. I can already tell what a great dad you are. Thank you for creating these two beautiful girls with Holly for my kids to play with. I really am so thankful they will grow up with forever friends. The connection that you and Holly have is undeniable. The way you watch her when she isn't looking and the laughter and love between you two is amazing.
Miss Macyn, you have a soul filled with love, sweetness and a little bit of sass in there too. I LOVE watching you grow up. I always tell your momma what an amazing big sister you're going to be and there is no denying that in the way you are fascinated by Olivia. What a life changing experience for you miss Macy, but I know you'll do it with sass and spunk. Thanks for always being Jackson's buddy. You two make my day.
You have been born into an incredible family, not just your parents and sister, but your grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, you name it. You literally are surrounded by so much love. You are going to do amazing things, I can already tell. Thank you for joining us earth-side. I cannot wait to watch you grow up into the amazing human being you were meant to be.
You are beautiful. You are smart. You are perfect. You are worthy. You are incredible.
and don't you ever forget that.
Holly, Jordy, Macyn & Olivia. Thank you for welcoming me into these special moments with your family. It's been so amazing getting to be with you guys for this journey. I cannot express how much I appreciate it. You guys truly are wonderful and I'm so glad to have you in my life.
all my love,