23 weeks

23 weeks pregnant

23 weeks pregnant

23 weeks pregnant boy

23 weeks pregnant

free people embroidered fable dress

23. That was how many weeks our baby boy had been sitting in my womb when we took these pictures. Easter marked 25. It’s scary and exciting, but with each movement I am reminded of God’s miraculous gift of Life. For someone who was very much on the fence about whether or not I even wanted children, well, I am happy. It’s an opportunity to make memories, experience the fullest part of the human experience, and show someone else all the things I have grown to love.

Furthermore, it is also an opportunity to at least try and make the world a better place. I do not take that duty lightly. If my son can grow up to thank God for little things like the first smell of a hyacinth on a Saturday morning and to stand up for those who are unable to stand for themselves, I think the world might become a little bit brighter. And each little bit amongst us will grow and grow, until we stomp out the darkness into a new beginning.

Isn’t that worth it?