Ohhh Baby, Baby! | Hastings, NE

“Catlin and Rachel. . . . we have something to tell you. You’re going to be an uncle and an aunt again!”

(CHEERS! Shrieks (mostly from me)! Giggles. Smiles. Congratulations. Hugs all around.)

Two of our favorites are becoming parents for the first time and we couldn’t be any more excited for them! What better way to celebrate and share in their joy than capturing some of it first hand. A few weeks ago we were told this amazing news, and are hearts are swelling as we await the arrival of niece or nephew #9 for Catlin and I.

I’ve known Whitney and Todd for approximately 8 years now, and witnessing them share in their excitement and revel in what’s to come has been so incredible. They are two of the kindest, most cheerful, and full of life people I know – and they will make amazing parents to this sweet little babe to come.

Whitney and Todd:

Enjoy each moment. The good. The bad. The ugly. The changes. The unknown. The glow. The “not-so” glorious glow. Because it’s all beautiful. A miraculous beauty. In and of itself. You’re bringing a new life into the world. And part of what makes this so special is knowing that God, our Father, hand-selected this beautiful baby for the both of you. So every struggle. Every triumph you endure He already knows and He is with you. Through it all. Keep your eyes on Him. Know that He is with you.

Celebrate every milestone. Celebrate every week.

Because you have a BABY on the way!

(And how neat is it that a baby is 1/2 you and 1/2 the one you love!?! I am the only one who thinks this is like the coolest thing ever.)

I love you both times a million and can’t wait to meet sweet Baby Stithem.

-R