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he made it.

I don’t know the full story…as it’s been a whirlwind for my dear Nicole. What I know is this:

She told me he was on his way. But she hadn’t heard from him for a few days. He got out of Afghanistan early. He was going to miss the birth. For sure. But she would have her partner at some point during the first week.

& then…the doorbell rang. at midnight. four days after her due date.

The army got him HOME.

One was early. One was late. Everyone was perfectly on time.

Last night, I fell in love with birth photography.

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  • Casey - Woot! Woot! Moments like these are what make the military life worth it!!! Sooo happy her hubs made it home just in the nic of
    time!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - Thank you for sharing this photo….I’ve been so distracted the last 24 hours waiting to hear about my friend and her growing family. I asked my husband last night if we could hire you to take photos of our children when they are born. What are you doing in 2013? :)ReplyCancel

    • -shawna- - yay!! I have a friend who just delivered in the place you are headed–lots of connections for you when you are ready! & she was a CHAMP!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi R. - LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Can’t wait to see baby pics!!ReplyCancel

  • molly flanagan - are you serious?!?!?! oh my gosh, i seriously have tears. so happy for you nicole!!!! xoxoReplyCancel

  • The Up North Writer Mama - This gave me goosebumps!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - oh my- your words….”one was late.one was early. everyone was perfectly on time” gave me goose bumps. can’t wait for more!ReplyCancel

  • Beth McDonough - Such the perfect story. And, I agree with Shannon, your words were – um, perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Ryan - Beautiful Shawna! I have tears in my eyes. Nothing better than a family together. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - I literally, “OMG thank goodness!” outloud when I read this! I cannot wait to see more pictures and hopefully a birth story!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna Lanoue - Tears in my eyes! Perfect! Perfect, perfect picture and words to capture the absoltue beauty of this story!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - my eyes are filled with tears…
    amazing how things sometimes work out sooo perfectly.
    sending love to the Army and to this family.
    beautiful Shawna.
    xoxoReplyCancel

  • Kristen - my eyes are filled with tears…
    amazing how things sometimes work out sooo perfectly.
    sending love to the Army and to this family.
    beautiful Shawna.
    xoxoReplyCancel

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