Little children, sweet and lovely
Buds from Heaven sent to earth!
Let us love them, teach them, guide them,
Fill their lives with joy and mirth…
Looking up with eyes of laughter,
Holding out their tiny hands;
Bless these little ones, oh, Master!
Precious children of all lands!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “Little Children”
We were anticipating her birth last fall during Nicole & Alejandro’s maternity session at Derby Reach, celebrating her and all the happiness she would bring. And – oh! – what happiness! Watching Mom & Dad play with her, laugh with her, love on her, snuggle her, giggle at her, swoon over her? A precious and beautiful celebration of family.
Happy eight months of being a family-of-three, you guys! Thanks for showing me your joy and delight in being a family while creating a tangible token of celebration in the form of an eight month baby portrait.