Most days I still feel like a kid, trapped in an adult body, wondering when my Mom is going to move in and take care of me again. As a child, I just assumed that once you were an adult, you'd actually feel like an adult. You'd just know how to be responsible, motherly, calm, always in control, wise, and mature.
I'm still waiting to be all those things.
But in the mean time, I'm watching all these beautiful friends of mine growing up around me. Friends of mine who have done silly, ridiculous, child-like things with me throughout the years. And now they are becoming moms. And they are those incredible, awe inspiring, courageous, beautiful, tender, and wise women that I respect and look up to with every fiber of my being. And you know what? I've asked them, and somehow they don't quite feel like an adult yet either. They are still silly, creative, fun, and unsure ... but they are bravely stepping into this new world of motherhood. And I am so deeply proud. Proud to be their friend and fellow Mama. We're bumbling through it most days, but we're doing it with our whole heart and soul.
One of these brave and beautiful woman is my dear friend Kristi, who I met back in our Taylor University days. Kristi is the kind of friend you want to have. She is kind, loyal, and sacrificial. And now she is a Mama to precious little Audrey. And I am so proud of the woman and Mom she is and the way she is stepping into this new season with such grace.
I got the chance to visit them a few weeks ago and it was so sweet to capture a few moments of their budding new family. Take a peek into a few moments with their sweet new bundle.