I have no doubt some people come into our lives for a special purpose or meaning. They may come in to our lives to teach us a lesson whether it be good or sometimes bad. I have no doubt 7 years ago my beautiful friend Alyssa came into our lives with nothing but the BEST. It was 7 years ago we made the move from Erie, PA to Northeast Ohio where we knew NO ONE, not one familiar face. Not to mention I had 3 boys age 4 years and under with my youngest being 3 months old. To say that was the hardest point in my life was an understatement. To pack up, leave all of your familiar surroundings, friends and family you have known for decades-hard, very hard. It wasn't all roses and rainbows once we were settled and moved in either. I still didn't have those familiar streets to drive on or friendly faces to chat with. I missed running into my old neighbors at the grocery store. Its these little things many people don't even realize are very special to us, until they are gone.
Moving is not for the faint of heart, but I then I was so happy to have Alyssa walk into our life. I was looking for a babysitter to help out so Jason and I could have a date night here and there. We so needed some occasional nights out. Even though I never wanted to leave my kids, I knew it was best for us to get a break. I didn't have Grandma down the street to watch my boys or my newborn. I found Alyssa and after talking with her we clicked and for the first time I felt like I could leave my kids with her while Jason and I went our for dinner.
The years past and Alyssa would continue to watch our kids so we could have our "date nights" together. Not only did she watch my kids grow, I watch her grow as well. From the single 20 something year old girl working on her masters to finding her future husband. I watched as she found her now husband Jason to the announcement she was expecting her very own baby! What?! The very own young lady that watched my kids would know be having one of her own. Life has a funny thing of coming full circle and it sure did. She then asked me to photograph her very own precious baby boy! To say I was honored is an understatement and couldn't have been more thrilled to document this special time for them.
I wish nothing but the best for the A. Family! I know you both are terrific parents and baby Jase is so lucky to have you as his parents! I look forward to now watching him grow into a special little boy:)