Sent straight from heaven up above
Came an angel for me to love
To hold and rock and kiss good night
To wrap my arms around real tight
To cuddle and nurture and watch him play
To kiss his boo-boo’s all away
To keep him safe and warm and count all his toes
To hold the tissue for him when he blows his little nose
To laugh at his jokes, to clap as he sings
To tell him all the joy in my life that he brings
To clean up his play dough, to pull his legos apart
To pin up his drawings and tell him it’s art
To watch his first day of school on the bus all alone
To fight back the tears as I make my way back home
To applaud real loud when he’s in his first play
To help him with his homework at the end of his day
To adore and cherish and watch him grow
To guide and teach him all that I know
To see him through good times and help him through bad
To share in his happiness and cry when he’s sad
To hold him close and be by his side
To watch him through life as my heart fills with pride
To help him with decisions, the best that I can
To know that someday he’ll be a fine young man
Jack Elliott, you are loved by more people than you know and even stronger than you can imagine! Welcome to the world, sweet baby boy!
I’m always a little anxious when it comes to newborn sessions. A mom can take every precautionary step in the world to make sure their baby is ready for the session, but sometimes the baby is just fussy. I can’t say that about Henry.
Henry came to the studio at 3 weeks old. His mama had a c-section, and I completely and wholeheartedly understand the pain she felt those first few weeks, so I was a little surprised when she came in moving around as well as she was! After speaking with Alicia a little bit, I could tell she had a gentle, easy spirit about her. That easy-going personality seems to have passed down to Henry, because although he was awake, he let me pose him and wrap him however I wanted with very little fuss!
Henry has such a legacy being passed down to him from his grandpa, and I loved hearing about how courageous his grandpa was in Vietnam. He earned a purple heart, and I love that Alicia wanted to include that in Henry’s portraits.
Alicia, I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to share in you and Geoffrey’s special time with your precious new baby. I pray these portraits become heirlooms that are passed down generation to generation.
This is so unreal to me. My nephew, Tanner, is supposed to still be the little boy running around barefooted, covered head to toe in mud, making every move that his daddy made. He isn’t supposed to be old enough graduate high school yet!
Tanner has always been a quiet boy. He loves all things outdoors. In the springtime when the skipjack are running at the Pendleton Dam, you will see him standing on the rocks, catching all he can to save for catfishing. When they’re not running, you will see him with his river pole snagging alongside his dad. Dove season comes, and Tanner always makes sure our family has a place to go on our yearly opening day hunt. When deer/duck/turkey season rolls in, his guns are cleaned and his clothes layed out, ready to head to the woods. I can’t leave out his love for trapping that his daddy and papaw instilled in him. That’s a dying art and it makes me proud to see Tanner carrying on the tradition.
Tanner is very good at many things, and I can’t forget to add his love of basketball and baseball to the list. He’s played both at Cornerstone Christian Academy during the entire time he attended.
He is a gentle giant whom my boys both love, but I can’t leave out the most important piece of who Tanner is. Tanner, above all, is a Christian. Between his parents, our church (Victory Baptist) and his school (Cornerstone Christian Academy), Tanner has built a strong foundation with the Lord as his cornerstone. Our entire family is so very thankful for that, because above all, his place in eternity is what matters the most.
Tanner Kole Wilson, words can’t express how proud we are of you. We will be there tonight taking 10,000 pictures and clapping the loudest in the stands as you receive your diploma. We are excited to see what you do with your future.
P.S. Mamaw Donnie would be so incredibly proud of you