On Wednesday, we had the incredible, incredible (did i mention that it was incredible?) experience of having Carl Zoch and Amy Seeley photograph us. We did this because we needed some updated pictures of us for our adoption profile (which is the little book that birth moms look at if they are considering you). Carl and Amy were so kind and made us comfortable at once. They listened to all of our ideas of just doing things we normally love to do (dance, drink coffee, read aloud) and then somehow they were able to just disappear and give freedom for steve and I to completely be ourselves. I feel like i could write a book about what a special experience this was, but maybe i should just let the pictures speak for themselves:
I always feel like so many people describe us as "high school sweethearts" because we met when we were fifteen. I know its just a term but i really dislike it because it makes me feel like we could be summed up by letter jackets and heart doodles of steve's name in my notebook. But our relationship is so vastly more than that...we have experienced so many hardships like the death of my father, major health issues and me almost throwing our marriage away. To me these pictures not only convey sweetness and joy, they convey a deep passion and unconditional love that God has allowed us to experience.
In these pictures I can see all that God has brought us through and I am so thankful for that.
Thank you Carl and Amy, for giving us one of the greatest tangible gifts we could have recieved. We are truly honored to have you as friends.
thank you all for reading and looking, wish i could show you all 200, but then you would want to kick me.
oh yes, and if you'd like to see more, Carl blogged here
p.s. should you for some reason share these photos. please link everything back to carl and amy. they are artists and do not deserve to have their art stolen. thank you.