My sister had a baby! His name is Dax Paul Klaasen.
He is such a good baby & his momma is doing such a good job! I love these people
My husband, Jerod, grew up in a small town named Denver City, TX, with Blake. Blake then married Brooke. They had two fun boys, Hudson & Hadden. I, then, had the amazing privilege of photographing this sweet family! What a great day
The Luci family was great to photograph. DJ loves his folks & both mom and dad had such sweet moments with him. It was easy capturing tender moments with this family!
The Smith family is so sweet & recently welcomed Selah Christine (Selah is pronounced like celebrate!). Big brother Abram was a little trooper during this photo shoot. Selah was such a happy little lady. So excited for this family!
This beautiful family welcomed Sydney Grace just in time for the Texas Bluebonnets this year!
She is a precious little lady born into a wonderful family.
At times God has such a ironic sense of humor. For Day 4, I thought, “Oh, I’ll take photos of Asher’s favorite things & then for Day 5, I’ll highlight Elijah’s favorite things.” What a superb idea. Elijah is three-years-old, & for the most part, a pretty happy, content kid. This was not the case on Day 5. Asserting his independence & disregarding authority, to say Day 5 was difficult for this sinful, quick-to-anger momma, is an understatement.
The blessing hidden here is that God had foreseen that Day 5 would be stretching for me and Elijah. The day started with me thinking about my lovely firstborn & the things that make him smile. These are good things to think of in the midst of discipline & frustration. To remember their wholeness, beyond just their willful behavior, is a greatly difficult way to parent. To parent in light of God’s love, Elijah’s individuality, and my frail spiritual nature outside of the Holy Spirit– is a complex pendulum to balance.
Notice I didn’t post this on time. I’m about two days late- I’m still struggling with how to honor and aid Elijah in growing through these challenging moments. It’s a struggle for me to shepherd my kids so that they grow up to know God intimately. These crazy discipline moments factor into that outcome. They also shape me and help me know the Lord more closely. I can’t do this in my own strength because I really don’t know what the depth of Elijah’s soul needs to grow. I am his momma, but not his Creator. Moments like these throw that fact in my face & drive me back to the Creator who is well acquainted with all of his ways & knows my tendencies as well. Oh, help me raise my kids Jesus .
So back to Day 5…. Elijah’s favorites