you may recognize lauren and kyle from some previous session on the blog, like this one.
i get called out for saying this a lot, buy they really are some of my favorite people in the world.
i met lauren back when i was a teenager (think like, 13.. i feel so bad for her that she knew me then!) because she's one of my brother's best friends. well, fast forward to my college years and i had the luck of being at asu with her at the same time, so we spent many car rides back and forth to charlotte talking and getting to know each other. she's a caring, gentle soul who loves so well. (even if she thinks i'm awkward). and kyle? well, he embraces life and the curves and mountains and the joy of it all. you can always expect them both to have your back, regardless of anything else. they're loyal, amazing, and so loving. they're a perfectly matched pair.
i'm honestly sitting here in tears over how much i love these two, so you can imagine that when they told my family (lauren & kyle are honorary chid's) that they were expecting - my heart just exploded.
they are going to be the best parents to miss anna davis (who was born in december!), both in love and patience. it'll be hard and the journey won't be easy, but the world is a very blessed place to have a child like her in it. she's going to be a radiating beauty from the love and prayer that's been poured into her from dozens and dozens of people since before she joined us.
love you guys.
"I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations."