Jen & Her Gals

As I prepare myself for sessions in Fort Worth next week, I am going through a few of my favorite sessions from last month and came across Jen's.She has the most beautiful girls that make me excited about the "big girl" days ahead of me.

From Jen "I think the most important aspect of motherhood to me is the one that involves creating a space for my children to feel their emotions, to think creatively, to make decisions, and to make mistakes. I feel most successful as a mother when my daughters are confident and free to do these things boldly.   I wish I could better express what being a mother means to me. For now, I will quietly appreciate the bliss, bewilderment, admiration, heartbreak, and hope."


Duckett Ladies

Keri is a dear friend.Past roomie, bridesmaid, encourager, button pusher, giggler, Jesus chaser, she is one in a million.

Watching how motherhood has changed her, sanctified her, has been an honor. Celebration, loss, sleepless nights, grace upon grace upon grace upon grace upon grace, I've walked through a bit with this lady. She points me back to biblical friendship when I can't get past my frustration or pride. She has learned to put her girls first before everything else, and the evidence is in their spirits.

Happy Birthday, Old Lady. Even though you're basically middle aged now, I still love you ;]

Keri on Motherhood: "Motherhood is this odd and beautiful thing where suddenly your eyes are wide open to a whole new world. It's a mission, an opportunity even, to be these girl's safe place. I get to create this place between us where they can come and find love and be embraced whether they have it all together or not. Whether they're "okay" or not. And ultimately, I get to represent that gospel... of grace to them. That's powerful and scary and amazing."