Photography by Laura Opfel Photography
He told me he was going to marry me the
second time we ever met. He is spontaneous and
creates adventure everywhere he walks. He feels deeply and forgives completely.
When he proposed, I responded swiftly with "It would be my greatest honor." Not a day goes by when I don't feel completely blessed to be his wife, friend, confidant, spiritual warrior, and secret keeper.
I called him my Common Stranger after holding him for the first time. On one hand, I was just getting to know him, as I studied each little part of him. But, then my soul connected so deeply to him that it was as if I had always known him.
He lines his cars up in a row. He says "please" and "thank you". He loves giving slobbery puppy kisses and he calls me his friend.
She arrived just 13 (too short) months after her brother and was born backwards. She has continued her journey of doing things her way and in her own time ever since.
She has kept up with her brothers every move and then some. She will yell louder, run farther, or sleep harder than everyone around her.
Story Mae is our newest little girl joining all the chaos in September. She was 6 days late and came quick and fiercely.
Britain lovingly refers to her as "my baby" and summarizes just how deeply we all have taken to her. We are so thankful to have her here.
"A picture is a about a secret, the it tells you the you know."
- Diane Arbus