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Celebrating Everyday Miracles | Grapevine Lifestyle Photographer

I probably could talk forever about the miracle of adoption. There are so many ways to build a family. Some have travelled tirelessly overseas to meet the child God has chosen for them. For others, a matched US adoption has led them anywhere ranging from ten miles to a thousand. For others, a baby, a child or teen from foster care have been brought to their home needing a family to love them unconditionally.

This past mother’s day, a few of my friends posted this quote on their Facebook walls:

“Children born to another woman call me ‘Mom.”

The magnitude of that tragedy and the depth of that privilege are not lost on me.”

-Jody Landers

Here is the thing. There is no doubt a certain sadness in adoption. For most, it means unspeakable courage, especially for a woman who trusts in another to raise the child she bore. I never want to forget the privilege I have in getting to be on the side of celebration.

Today I celebrate this family. Kathryn, Kevin and Joanna. I am amazed by their focus together as they persevere to help Joanna reach new milestones every day. No surprise- Joanna has an amazing role model who I know demonstrates determination. Her mom, Kathryn, works as a teacher, while attending graduate school, while also running a photography business. Pretty amazing.

These photos represent the celebration of family. The closeness, the caring and the miracle.

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