Tuesday, July 24, 2012

briefly // maternity pictures

i know i've been silent. i know it's been quiet here, but i've been finding my own corners in which to meditate, and that has let me beside still waters where words are few and moments are precious.

we're down to the end of this pregnancy, almost. 34 weeks and counting, almost, down the final moments where it's just two of us and not three.

i promise i'll be back with more insightful thoughts and quiet musings in the days to come, hopefully by the end of the week.
my sister took these maternity photographs for us late last week, and i am finally able to see and share them with you. 

i'm embracing this thing of stretch marks and body scars...expect a post on them in coming days. i have a lot of thoughts and a lot to process, though i feel that my words won't convey the magnitude like i would hope. 

but i will try, as i always do, and maybe i'll hit even just the edge of the target. because the edge is better than a complete miss, after all. but i'm aiming for the bulls-eye here, seeking to go further up and further in for her as well as for me. 


  1. Oooooh! Your so beautiful, Rachel! Goodness, those itty bitty shoes! I just want to cry tears of happiness!

  2. Beautiful pictures! I wish you and the little one blessings (and nights of sleep, lol)

    xo, Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul

  3. you are gorgeous and you have the glow :) i loved the weeks leading up to the births of my children.. it's just so huge.. you will soon meet your daughter, hold her in your arms.. and suddenly life is much deeper than before and more beautiful than before and in some ways scarier than before but it's so incredibly life and soul altering. you're going to be an amazing intuitive sensitive mama to your daughter. xo

  4. You look so pretty and pregnant...I always enjoy reading your posts and pondering all that you share..thank you.

  5. I must also sometimes make such a perfectly website with such good information. I hope your website will still survive for very long. They are wonderful! Thank you!

  6. There are loads of things I don't love about my post-baby body. Stretch marks and c-section scars are not among them. I love my stretch marks; I love them when they first appeared, and I love them now. They are my battle scars and I am fiercely proud of them. Jesus has scars that prove how He loves us. I will show my daughter my scars as proof of my love for her.

  7. Beautiful! Can't wait to see what your baby will look like! :)


I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know there's nothing but light when I see you. :: Shinji Moon