There are clients who come into your life like a whirlwind. It’s as if they came only to transit into your life but in that short period of time, they were able to touch your heart for a long time. Elizabeth is one of those clients to me. On the day of her maternity shoot, I wasn’t feeling too good. A few days before, I was in bed with a severe cold - high fever, runny nose, cough, you name it. I was grateful that I could already stand up long enough to do the shoot. Throughout the session, Elizabeth was an angel. She’s a friendly and cheerful lady. We talked a lot through it and I got to know who Elizabeth was: a doctor who is kind and humble and who cared a lot about other people. The session turned out to be a delightful one, but what touched my heart was at the end of it, she texted me to say, “Thank you for making my maternity shoot happen. You were sick but you still gave your best. I’m so thankful. Please take a deep and long rest!” It’s a simple thing, but that little gesture made me feel like a million dollars. I felt appreciated, and that is the best kind of feeling in the world.
I also loved that I got to follow her pregnancy journey, all the way to her birth. She used her Instagram account as her online visual diary, making me feel like I was with her all the way - through the ups and downs with her baby until she finally held him in her arms.
I read how she waited patiently for her son to arrive, as she was striving for a natural birth, she had to wait for God’s best timing. I read that even though she was in pain, she endured as she kept praying for the safe delivery of her son. She said that although it felt like a near death experience, she found the strength and the ability to go through it, and that everything was worth it after seeing her baby.
From Elizabeth’s journey I learned to rely on God through every single step in my life. I believe that while we have our own wants, God knows what we need and that he will give it to us in His time. His timing is always perfect and His grace for us is always enough.
Congratulations on motherhood, Elizabeth. Thank you for sharing your journey with us… with me especially. It’s giving me a glimpse of what my come for me later in marriage and in motherhood, and I am liking what I am seeing.