Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a very special day for me.

I battled infertility for 5 years and endured 3 pregnancy losses before the miraculous birth of my little girl.

Infertility was one of the hardest challenges that I've endured because it not only taxed me physically, but mentally, emotionally, socially, and financially. On hard days, I would cry and become reclusive because of the pain and anguish of being around other people and their families and the echoing silence of loneliness from an empty home and an empty heart.

I have immense gratitude for the gift of carrying my little girl all the way to my arms. God used her to turn my anguish into great joy.

In honor of Mother's Day, I want to share some of my favorite birth photos taken by my photographer/friend, Emily.