Lucky 7! *Montgomery Texas Photographer*

I really did not feel like taking pictures, so thank goodness for Mommy guilt.  I feel huge, like I am about to have a baby any minute, more vinegar and not enough honey in my personality these last couple of days.

Justified No, true Yes.  I was 37 weeks on Monday and things are happening, this sweet baby girl who has the good fortune of being our lucky 7 and the misfortune of being it as well will be making her debute next week.  She is the kaboose to 2 boys and 5 girls, she will always be the baby.  She will be our only child raised 100% in the country.  I can’t wait to wear her on my chest while we plant a garden, feed chickens and chase after sheep.  I am officially over being pregnant, I turn 40 in 49 days, I have been having babies for 20 years.  I love the gaps and the timing we have created 90% of the time.  Even on days like today when I am so tired, I procrastenated too long, I forced myself to take this one picture… I gave the whole effort 15 minutes, including hair and makeup.. then I took the picture and ya’ll I’m gooey over it.  I see all the compliments I have received, I’m so glad I did this…for me..for her.  It’s true that we are our harshest critics and I am so blessed to be pregnant, to carry babies to full term, to walk into a hospital and have amazing doctors who will bring her safely into this world.

Today I share this Mother’s Prayer:

Most Gracious Heavenly Father,

We thank You for our mothers to whom You have entrusted the care of every precious human life from its very beginning in the womb.

You have given to woman the capacity of participating with You in the creation of new life. Grant that every woman may come to understand the full meaning of that blessing, which gives her an unlimited capacity for selfless love for every child she may be privileged to bear, and for all Your children.

Watch over every mother who is with child, strengthen her faith in Your fatherly care and love for her and for her unborn baby. Give her courage in times of fear or pain, understanding in times of uncertainty and doubt, and hope in times of trouble. Grant her joy in the birth of her child.

To mothers You have given the great privilege and responsibility of being a child’s first teacher and spiritual guide. Grant that all mothers may worthily foster the faith of their children, following the example of Mary, Elizabeth, and other holy women who follow Christ. Help mothers to grow daily in knowledge and understanding of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and grant them the wisdom to impart this knowledge faithfully to their children, and to all who depend upon them.

Assist all “spiritual mothers”, those who, though they may have no children of their own, nevertheless selflessly care for the children of others — of every age and state in life. Grant that they may know the joy of fulfilling this motherly calling of women, whether in teaching, nursing, religious life, or in other work which recognizes and fosters the true dignity of every human being created in Your image and likeness.

We beseech You to send Your Holy Spirit, the Comforter, to all mothers who sorrow for children that have died, are ill or estranged from their families, or who are in trouble or danger of any kind. Help grieving mothers to rely on Your tender mercy and fatherly love for all your children.

We ask your blessing on all those to whom You have entrusted motherhood. May Your Holy Spirit constantly inspire and strengthen them. May they ever follow the example of Mary, mother of Our Lord, and imitate her fidelity, her humility, and her self-giving love. May all mothers receive Your Grace abundantly in this earthly life, and may they look forward to eternal joy in Your presence in the life to come.

We ask this through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. AMEN.




Sandy - August 12, 2015 - 8:43 am

Breath taking beauty. Such a strong and blessed mother. Can not wait to see all the pictures that will follow this one of the “Lucky 7.”