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coming soon: ella zoe

When Brigette asked if I could find some time to capture this exciting time in her and Jeff’s life while they were home for a visit, I was more than excited! My hubby and I have known Brigette since her days at USF when she was involved in the BCM, where Rahul is the director. She was a precious student then, with a passion for others, for service and for the Lord that was captivating. Now, she and Jeff are expecting a sweet little girl, who will be born in New Orleans. I have to admit, my emotions were pretty high as I recalled a very similar season in our lives. Our first two boys were born while attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, just like little Ella will be!

This would be the first time that I would meet her awesome husband and let me tell you, despite not feeling well, this guy delivered. Anyone who can battle an impending stomach bug and still make his bride a happy lady is a prize! He participated with love and excitement that reflected not only a great adoration for Brigette, but for his precious little girl who will soon make her arrival. Mix in a few deer, a wild boar and a mound of ants and this session takes the cake for the most unique and exciting, hands down!

The light on this beautiful afternoon was a gift from the Creator for sure! After some rainy days before, I was a little worried we’d end up under umbrellas. But instead, we found ourselves surrounded by a glowing warmth that was incredible. This radiant light, seemed fitting, given the name that Brigette and Jeff have chosen:

“In Greek, Ella means torch; bright light.


Praying that her life would be a light of the world.
A city on a hill that cannot be hidden.
Always on mission to make God known to those around her.

And Zoe means life.

I pleeeaded with Jesus for this sweet little life, wiggling inside of me,
before and after I knew of her.
I pray that I would find joy and be thankful that God did provide life
during the sleepless months we are about to have to endure.
All the way until she talks back to me as a teenager and more.
I also pray that she would find life in Jesus!
The one who truly does satisfy.”

 
 
 
 
 
 

I can’t help but interject here how beautiful Brigette really is- inside and out. Have you ever seen an expecting mom glow quite this way?
 

This is what joy, anticipation and excitement look like!








 Congrats Brigette and Jeff! Can’t wait to meet this precious little gift from God! P.S. Thanks for the amazing coffee from NOBTS! We are savoring every cup of it! 

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