love me like this…

November 10, 2012


They sat just like this for close to 4 hours, opening their eyes only during the contractions to help find their way through. He never moved a muscle. I got home and poured through the pictures in total awe of all they held… together.

I pulled just this one picture and took it to my husband to show him…”Look at this love, THIS is a serious love.”

“I love you like that.” he said plainly. …and I knew he did, he does. I walked away from this birth inspired to try to let him and others love me in new ways. …in times that feel long like a birth and my soul is exhausted or moments when I am vulnerable, because there is incredible strength there.

Megan and Matt taught me so much in their birth, in the ways they care for each other, how they worked together…they were wise beyond their years. It was an amazing birth, I am so honored they allowed me to be there and that they are willing to share, because it was powerful and profound.

What a blessed little boy…what a sweet family.

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9 Responses to “love me like this…”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    Just in awe. There are no words to describe just how perfectly wondrous these moments are. What a gorgeous family. You are poetic in your photography. Thank you for sharing these.

  2. Annie Delgado Says:

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. Birth is truly a loving event.

  3. Angee Says:

    Beautiful documentation!

  4. beautiful work, as always!! i love your birth photos so much.

  5. Brenda Says:

    Thank you

  6. Martha Says:

    Beautiful, beautiful photos! The lovingness of this family shines through in your photos… What a blessed baby boy!

  7. yes….I agree…that is what intense–stay with you through it all–kind of love looks like……

  8. Brooke Says:

    What an inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Lynn Says:

    I am Matt’s (proud, older) sister and I wanted to thank you for blessing Megan and Matt during the labor and delivery. Their love is a deep one. They’re an inspiration to me and many others.

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