A touching miracle maternity session that reminds us where the heart of life truly lies and that’s in family. Full of excitement and anticipation these moments were captured with nothing but smiles and the joy of knowing soon they’ll be a family of five!
This beautiful momma, Kelsey, is beyond excited to welcome another miracle into their family. Through losses and glimpses of hope, their miracle is finally almost here! -Hetler Photography
What’s your favorite family pastime together? We love to spend time together outside. We are so spoiled to have the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan so close to us! Our summer weekends are spent on the water enjoying our boat. Traveling is a priority for us and one of our very favorite things to do. My husband and I didn’t get to travel much as kids, so we are committed to seeing as much as we can alongside our children. The memories are unmatched.
Any lessons you learned as a family through the last year? This last season of life has been all about learning, growing and stretching for us. A lot of trials and storms came our way and I can without a doubt say we have truly learned what is important and what is not. We had to learn how to surrender, to wait for life to unfold the way it was intended for us. This has shifted our perspective and reminded us to focus on family and who we are investing in, not necessarily the what.
What does family mean to you? Family is our why. These are the people we spend the most time with, the reason we push to better ourselves, the soft landing after a hard day, the ones you cling to during the tough seasons of life, and the ones you laugh with on the highs. They are my heartbeat.
What have you recently done to put family as a major focus in your life? Sundays are deemed no technology, no play dates, no screens as much as we can. We want to cherish and slow down for one day a week. Our lives and schedules can be chaotic and often the hustle and bustle can make us lose sight of the beauty of just being. Sundays are our days to just be and it’s been refreshing and restoring in ways we didn’t know we needed.
What are the best things you’ve learned from each other? I’ve learned the power of laughter from my husband, Drew. A laugh from him has the ability to change an entire mood, bad moment or bad day and it’s such a simple gesture I want to relish in more often. Reid has taught me to ask questions, seek answers, understand the why more often and to slow down and really think about things on a deeper level. This has spurred countless conversations I know wouldn’t have happened without his inquisitive mind. Beck has taught me to see the not so serious side of life and to appreciate the little things in life and how much they can really impact someone’s day. He has shown me thoughtfulness can make all the difference and that it doesn’t need to be grandiose in nature. Simple is best more times than not. To the baby we haven’t met, you’ve taught us that fighting for something is worth it. Don’t give up. Life will undoubtedly throw you curve balls, health scares, hardships and storms you aren’t sure you can survive, but with your family – you can and you will. You won’t ever regret fighting for your family.
If you had one piece of advice for other families, what would it be? Slow down. Soak it in. Don’t rush through life. The busy schedules will always be there but your kids will only be in the stage they are in today, today.
And when the storms come because they will, remember who matters and the sun will always shine after a season of hard.