Joining Cari because she uses my children as models in her photography lessons.
When I saw that the theme was Happiness and Joy, I realized I have a lot of pictures that would fit the bill. We are mostly a happy, fun loving family and I am mostly a mom who loves to
spoil make her kids happy, and my kids are mostly joyful creatures who are thrilled with practically anything.
But then I remembered the moment when Maggie walked into my hospital room to meet her baby brother for the first time.
She had been excited for the whole pregnancy that she was going to be a big sister, and was only the teensiest bit disappointed when she heard on the phone that the baby was not a girl. She got over that in no time flat and loved her little brother from first sight.
I had the camera ready and took pictures of the older four kids coming in to see Alexander, and I was able to snap this one of Maggie looking at me with pure joy and thanksgiving for the gift we had just given her. The gift of another sibling.