Most of us probably thought that life would happen on the schedule we wanted. And why wouldn’t it? For the most part we went to school and graduated, then went on the college. We pretty much did things on our own schedule according to when we wanted to do things. We wanted a job, so we went out and got one. We met someone, fell in love, got engaged and decided the very day that we would get married. We bought a house when we wanted to and had goals and timelines, many of which were accomplished. Then we decided to have a family. “We’ll get pregnant at this time and then have the baby 9 months later” we thought to ourselves. And for some people, it can happen that way.
As we learn more about the people around us and our clients by listening to their stories, we realize that for a lot of people the dream of having a baby often remains just that – a dream. Years may go by and no child. Things just don’t go according to plan. And it can be absolutely heartbreaking.
Erin and Art started dreaming about and planning for a family years ago. They had a plan. When it comes to creating a family, our plan isn’t always consistent with His plan. After losing their first pregnancy at 10 weeks and then facing infertility, they soon realized that the fulfillment of their dream was out of their hands. . Getting pregnant was not easy. They found themselves on a journey. A journey down a path that would draw them closer together and closer to God, trusting in His time and His plan. It’s been a long and uncertain path at times. Well, it turns out that it is God’s plan for them to be parents! They will welcome daughter Leah into the world most likely sometime in July. They are so thrilled and feel so blessed that God is choosing them to be her parents.
Mike spent an afternoon with them at their home and then at Wekiva Springs. These are places that are near and dear to them. Home is where life happens and where the heart is. Wekiva is a place where Art goes to run & train and also a place they go as a couple to spend time together. The trails at Wekiva were chosen to help visually represent and tell the story of the beautiful journey they are on together.
Thanks, Art & Erin, for trusting us to document such an incredible chapter in your story. We look forward to meeting Leah soon!