I can’t believe it’s been one year since this AMAZing set of days. Last year I had the pleasure of being with Jake and Kendra as they were patiently awaiting the birth of their precious son, Titus. I was in the hospital for a while with them both, observing, capturing, and helping in any way I could. Titus just was just so comfy and Mama wasn’t having it! HA! She had been laboring for HOURS. Let me tell you, she has INCREdible strength, and Jake is the most calming force and strong & yet tender support system for his beautiful bride. Things didn’t seem to be moving along very quickly so I ducked out to an event I had scheduled previously. The moment I was done, I contacted Jake to see how things were going! As Kendra had been laboring for so long, it was now time that she have a C-Section for the safety of her and the baby. I arrived RIGHT as she was prepping to be a Mama, after this LONG wait! I assumed I wouldn’t see them until after Titus was born, however the Doctor allowed me to put on scrubs and join them in the surgery room! AHH! WHAT?! I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t know what to expect. I was TOTally nervous, but I wasn’t allowed because Kendra was about to push a human out of her body, so suck it up, right?! HA! Since I never shoot video, It’s not always on the forefront of my mind that I have that available to me….but praise the Lord I remembered and I was able to not only capture but record some of these precious moments for the proud new Parents! Kendra, despite her shaking and being in surgery, was incredibly present. They had Titus poked, prodded, measured and weighed in no time, then passed him off to the new Daddy. Oh you guys. Their joy. The love in their eyes. The excitement in their grins. There is absolutely nothing like it. I’ve seen no deeper love. It was truly a gift to be able to witness such a priceless moment in time, and it almost seems to precious to share, but I’m doing so in celebration of Titus BEAUtiful one year of life. Sweet Boy, Auntie loves you like crazy. I’m SO thankful you were brought into this world, and in such a God-fearing, kind and loving home. HIP HIP HOORAY, Happy Birthday, Precious!