Oh and another for the mama who loves her hubby’s hands.
WELL, her twins had a plan… it was to arrive early and surprise us all!! They came at 34 weeks. A little early but they worked the preemie system at the NICU and broke out of there within two weeks. Gia being the strong willed girl led the way out of the NICU and Preston followed. It seems they’re little personalities are all ready present. I’m bursting with joy over their arrival! I JUST can’t believe this day has come. My best friend has two of her own!!! It feels like a dream, but it’s reality. I popped over for a visit and couldn’t resist taking a few of them on their first week home. I’m sure I’ll chronicle their lives on camera better than my own family. Their cute little faces keep popping in my head throughout the day ever since the first time I saw them. I rarely get all weepy when I edit photos, but I get all choked up to see my best friend, Jenee as a mother. Watching her kiss on them and care for them makes my heart swell. She was destined to be a mama and I know she’ll be marvelous! Here is mama with baby Gianna…
I think this one tops as my favorite. Looking at his daddy and the sizable difference between his premie little finger grabbing his daddy’s thumb. The topper is the wrinkled skin on his arm like a new little puppy. Did I mention the little guy weighs in at a whopping 4.11 and his sister was born at 5.11. Sigh.
Two weddings this weekend and still working through these cuties images. I’ll get some more up soon.
I just heard from Lale and he picked up a 10 day old baby boy, he promised pictures soon! He also said that he is heading back out to the Hammer tribe where there is another baby waiting for him to come rescue it. We are praying that things go smooth and that he is able to rescue this new baby. He is renting a car for this trip and it appears that it may be the last rental we need to do, the new car should be here any day now… Fingers crossed on that one!
I’m moved to tears to think that these babies and children are killed. I think of my friend, who as I write this entry, is in labor with twins. She and her husband wanted children so badly and had already been approved for adoption before being blessed with a pregnancy of their own. I guess I wrestle with the fact that the people who are not in a place or even ready to receive a child, can get pregnant and the ones who want children so badly, can sometimes not conceive. In the case of these children, they have a family and are loved. However, if the village elder says your child will bring a curse to your people and orders your child to be thrown into a river to die, you have no other choice. How heartbreaking…..for a family, a mother, and the child.
I was not in the position to be having a child at age 20, only half way into college, with my boyfriend back in his home country, Australia and legally not approved to work in my country. What a mess of timing. However, God has His own plan and brought us together, making something I only could have dreamed up become a reality. I believe if you are even willing, not necessarily ready, then He will bring change!
Kristen was willing and ready. I heard from her auntie, who is a dear friend of mine that her niece, Kristen had gone to Africa to speak with the elders to ask if they would turn the children they deem “mingi” or ”cursed” over to her and others to care for instead of throwing them into the river to drown. Thus “Drawn from Water” was born. This amazing organization has grown so much in just over a year. Within eight weeks of the first rescue, eight more children were rescued!! I believe so passionately in this organization. Ten percent of profits from Julie Cahill Photography are donated here. To learn more, check out their blog, Drawn from Water and please view the short video below.
“And sometimes it takes just one voice
to interrupt the pattern of injustice…”
Please, please, please watch this amazing and beautifully made video about the birth of this organization.
That’s right… she’s having twins!
I roped Jenee into a mini maternity session on Memorial Day when she came to BBQ with us at the property. They are already approved for adopting two babies from Colombia (which is now on hold), so I’m not certain if she’ll ever be preggers again after twins plus two (pretty certain- cough)?! Can’t wait to meet the little ones. It’s a bonus that twins come early… cause they have tons of friends and family dying to meet ‘em!
She’s so beautiful pregnant.
Barefoot. Pregnant. Before she’s in the kitchen. She does it all boys…
Couldn’t resist posting this one. We really were shootin’ cans and quail up there that day. Her brothers a Marine who has served 3 tours!! Ooo-rah. It’s in her genes.