My amazing friend, Rebecca, that I mention so often on my blog, is on the journey of a lifetime right now! As I type this, she is en route to meet her son in South Korea for the very first time. When I think about it, my emotions completely overwhelm ME, so I can’t even imagine how she and her husband must be feeling right this moment. The range of emotions that they will experience in the next 36 hours are unimaginable to me, but I know one thing, I know that she’s going to experience love like never before when she meets her precious boy for the first time. I also know that she’s going to cry lots of happy tears, but wouldn’t we all?! I’m about to cry them just thinking about it all!!!
A little back story…Rebecca and I grew up in the same small town, and while her older sister and I were acquaintances, I never knew her. We connected at a photography workshop 4 years ago, but really became friends the following year when we traveled to a workshop in Charlotte, NC and spent almost an entire week in a hotel room together. Since then, we’ve been to California together, a few short excursions, shot multiple weddings together, and she’s truly become one of my closest friends, and often the voice of reason when my own brain just won’t function properly! I’m SO SO thankful for her friendship. It’s been such a blessing to have friends that are photographers that understand the struggles that we all face and also to celebrate the highs together!!
When she told me just before Christmas in 2012 that she and Scott were going to pursue adoption, I was so thrilled for her! Even though I didn’t know how it would all play out, and figured there could be bumps along the way, I knew one thing, and that was that she would be a mama, and hopefully it wouldn’t take too long! I remember the day she told me that her agency was sending her information on a baby boy in Korea and so many milestones leading up to today. Today, they are actually on the way!!!! I cannot wait to see him in her arms!!! Keep them in your prayers friends! They will meet their baby boy this week, but they will have to come home without him. I know it will be a trying few weeks that will likely seem like an eternity! And please pray that those weeks are few and that they get the all clear to return to South Korea in less time than they thought possible to bring their boy home!!
Since making the decision to adopt, I’ve gotten to photograph she and Scott a couple of times. The first was early last year for photos for the adoption book, and the second time was the week before they moved out of their home. I’ve never shared more than an image or two from these, and figured today was the perfect day to do so!!! They are such a beautiful couple, and will be AMAZING parents!!!