I was 4 years old when I first walked down this majestic tree-lined lane that will forever hold a piece of my heart and so many of my favorite childhood memories. Countless friendships developed, adventures sought, dreams formed, and loved ones hugged, all on this lane. I typically have the worst memory but for some reason I can stand here on this path and replay my life, all of the memories in my head, like a home video. It's the most marvelous thing. Anyone who knows me, knows that I have dreamt of being a bride and a mom since I was a little peanut myself. I never would have imagined standing here someday with my gorgeous husband, who is beyond perfect for me, and my little boy. It's incredible how some things seem so distant when you're young, and then you blink and you find yourself living it. I can't wait to frame these photos to remind myself of how faithful and good God has been to me. Life hasn't always been easy, still isn't. I've had plenty of life-altering hurts and bumps along the way, but God has been gracious to me and allowed me to experience his blessing of family and what a gift that is. I pray that I never take it for granted, for no one is guaranteed tomorrow. I am learning to live each day with a thankful heart, and an eternal perspective.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11