Meet The Brown’s, and their newest little addition, Leo! I have had the pleasure of doing life with this family for just under two years now, and it has been such a treat. Their family has grown very quickly, and they now have three boys four and under! Their life is filled with lots of dump trucks, drum sets, and now – newborn cuddles! Little Leo entered the world just over a week ago and already has everyone wrapped around his finger. I feel sure this little one will always have an abundance of love.
During this sweet session, the two older brothers could not get enough of little Leo. I think my favorite moment had to have been when the boys were holding Leo and I asked them to put their cheeks together. The reaction I got was priceless – they both put a hand on their own cheeks (I mean can it get any cuter?). We of course took a few breaks to sing Moana and talk about our favorite characters, the crab was a definite winner.
If you ever need to feel joy or need to be convinced that life is not all that bad, I suggest you go find a little newborn baby! There is just something so sweet about watching parents interact with their little ones. Maybe it feels like a fresh start, or maybe they are just reminded of the Lord’s grace, but either way it is a breath of fresh air. For me it is the reminder that we all start out so helpless. When I say helpless, I mean that we are completely and utterly dependent on someone else to take care of us. And, in all honestly, we never grow out of that. We often neglect the fact that we are dependent on God and need him to endure this life we are called to live. I often slip into self-sufficiency mode, so this is such a sweet and necessary reminder.