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Kelly’s Family, God’s Provision & Little Baby Sea

There is not a better post to kick off LittleBabySea with than this one. These photographs perfectly represent my vision and heart for this new blog. Allow me to explain.

God brought Kelly into my life in the beginning of my sophomore year of college in 2002. At the time, I had no idea what a remarkable influence our relationship would have on my life. It was through her that I also met two more girls (Halle & Joy) who I still consider as my best friends. The timing of these friendships entering my life could not have been more providential.

At the same time the four of us girls were forming lifelong bonds, my family was going through a very difficult time, causing me to question everything I thought I knew about life, love, relationships and God. It was one of the most challenging journeys I have ever taken but I can clearly see now that God gave me exactly what I needed to walk through it, three incredible girlfriends. Their Godly character, beautiful spirits and joyful attitudes impacted me tremendously and helped set my life on a course I may not have otherwise chosen.

Since then, we have all remained close and I have had the honor of watching their lives each become more blessed than I could’ve imagined. Which brings me to these photographs. This is Kelly, her husband Mike and their three beautiful daughters.

A couple years after graduation, Kelly moved to Nashville (where Mike was living), got married and started making babies. Being down in Florida, I didn’t get to spend as much time with her as I would have liked but luckily, my job often took me to Nashville and Mike’s job often brought them here. So I have been able to see Kelly grow not only into an incredible wife, but a truly amazing mother as well. The patience, love, generosity and grace she demonstrates is remarkable. You can get a little peek into her compassionate heart by reading some of her entries on AGirlLikeMe.com

As I face my future as a mom, I am more thankful now than ever for Kelly and her role in my life. Friendships like ours are a constant reminder of God’s perfect love and provision.

With that said, my hope for this blog is to share my adventures into motherhood and I know Kelly will be a wonderful part of that adventure. I will also be sharing posts about inspiration, photography, style, things I love and pretty much anything else that moves me. These photographs are all of that. So without further ado…

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Martin Drummond - What an enjoyable few minutes I spent with you on this site. Thank you for doing this. I’m always blessed by another avenue of sharing your journey through life. As always, I’m praying for you.November 18, 2013 – 2:26 pm

Jessica - Beautiful family!November 18, 2013 – 3:06 pm

Christine - Jessica, this is absolutely beautiful. The photos capture a family full of love – and your kind words express the same. What a perfect way to start the week!November 18, 2013 – 4:19 pm

Jillian Tree - What gorgeous photos & what a beautiful, God-honoring family! 🙂November 18, 2013 – 4:58 pm

Candace Abdella - Love your stories and photos. Thanks for sharing. You are a beautiful young lady. So happy to see the blessing you are as a friend and a wife. Im looking forward to hearing stories of being a Godly mother♥November 18, 2013 – 10:57 pm

Rachel - This is gorgeous, Jess. I’m so excited to follow this blog!November 19, 2013 – 7:48 am