baby bellies.

it's been such a joy through the years to do some maternity photo shoots.
i never felt particularly beautiful while pregnant,
but seeing pregnant mamas
with their full round baby bellies
fills me with hope.

unknown to these little ones,
there is someone waiting
who loves them completely without fully knowing them.
who has promised to provide for their needs in every way
regardless of return.

i guess pregnancy~
even though i FULLY know how hard raising kids can be~
feels redemptive to me.

like spring.
like hope.
like a new morning.
like beauty in this often broken world.

(but, don't worry, i'm not tempted to BE pregnant again.)
((i hope to share more from my maternity photoshoot yesterday!))