Have you ever experienced overwhelming joy for someone else? I can wholeheartedly say that when I found out Samantha was pregnant I felt tremendous joy. I have known Samantha for a while, and I can remember sitting at an early morning bible study at Purpose Boutique when she asked for us to pray for a child. She fiercely wanted to be a mom and she wanted her husband to be a dad.
One day I casually was scrolling through Facebook and I saw a picture slideshow she had posted. The very last slide was an ultrasound picture! Joy.
After a smooth, and very fit, pregnancy, Lane made Samantha's dreams come true. She had a beautiful little girl to call her own.
"Having my daughter Lane is my biggest accomplishment not only as a mom but in life so far! Not my career, not my schooling, nothing. Really her little accomplishments from each day as she grows are mine as well. Its about making her happy, seeing her start to smile, her little noises she is starting to make, snuggling with her, our moments together in the late hours/early mornings. All these little things add up to my accomplishments as her mom and absolutely nothing can replace that."
"I want to see Lane grow up to be healthy, happy, bright and independent. To become a responsible adult that will one day have her own loving family."
"My husband and I were recently out having dinner and I was feeding Lane. While feeding her, she had the most epic blow out. We literally had to stop, leave the table and both go into the a single stall women's bathroom to tackle this mess. To make matters worse there was no changing table, so we had to improvise. We were like a Nascar pit crew!"
"I think family photos are important because photos create a memory. Time goes by so fast, photos capture and bring to life your memories with your family. Lane has already changed SO much from these newborn photos that were taken but now I have these photos of her at that exact time and moment in her life, which created a lasting memory for me."