This little boy is very, very special to me. His mom and I have been friends for several years. We met when I was pregnant with my fourth child, she was training to be a doula and we hit it off right away. She was with me through the birth of my fourth child, and a few years later the birth of a fifth. She was also a rock I clung to when, between my fourth and fifth delivery, I suffered a miscarriage. During all of this, my friend was struggling through pain of her own – the inability to conceive a child. She and her husband had been trying to conceive for ten years. I can’t even begin to express to you how my heart hurt for her and how I cried out to the Lord on her behalf. We began to pray that we would conceive at the same time, and go through our pregnancies together. Over a year ago, God answered that prayer. This is Kaden, the little boy who was loved before he was ever conceived; prayed for, longed for, and given to his parents as a blessing from the hands of God.
Kaden and La’el, taking a break during our session: