Our big boy
Jackson Alexander Van Wie 💙
8lbs 4.3oz - 21in.
The birth of our son has brought so much joy and emotion to our lives already. The love I feel for him overwhelms my heart. There is nothing else in the world like it and I cry just looking at him. I am so glad that I became open to having a child.
I'm free ❤️ my heart belongs to me. A dissolution of a marriage can be scary and I'm sure I'll have moments when I'm going to cry and be sad. But at this moment those tears are tears of joy. I'm free, I'm free!!! I'M FREE!!! I saved me!! #newlife#newme#imfree#tearsofjoy#freedom
I’ve cried on two occasions in my life...the moment that I found a permanent home in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the greatest city in the history of human civilization, and the moment that I heard Bruce Springsteen play the harmonica introduction for “Thunder Road.” Both moments were equally heart-wrenching. #tearsofjoy
Not the most faltering picture but I don’t care. This is Bubba!!! the new member of our family. He will be staying at grandma and grandpas house until he gets a little bigger. I was in tears, I have wanted another pig for as long as I can remember. With everything going on this little love is just want we needed. Welcome to the family my love. You will be so loved for the rest of your life. Welcome home 💙💙💙
Brag on Jesus moment!! I was running some errands late this afternoon with my friend's truck since my car is being worked on and towards the end I was heading back towards the highway and took a small detour that turned out to be a God encounter. I saw Michael sitting under some trees away from the access road working on this sketch and immediately the Lord's compassion came over me. I knew I needed to get him something to eat and talk with him. I introduced myself and asked if he wanted some Whataburger. He quickly accepted and teared-up and thanked me saying they were tears of joy. Besides loving to draw, Michael also loved music, blues and BB King in particular. And he has two sons. He drew three crosses on this piece which became a natural segway for me ask the important question. I asked if he knew the Lord, to which he said yes and some other things. He told me a lot of things about him and remarked," don't know why I'm telling you so much." (I've gotten that from other people who just met me as well) so I asked, "when was the last time you felt His love?" He replied, "I feel it right now, as he continued to tear up. The whole time I was smiling big and just wanted to hug him a lot as I could tell Christ was touching this man's heart in a way that he really needed. Towards the end of our conversation, I told him, "Jesus loves you a lot man, He really does!" I could really sense that. Then he told me something that will stick with me for sure. He said, "You have a real gift! My anxiety has gone way down!" Obviously that was Jesus releasing His peace into the man's heart! I was so glad to see him getting to experience that. I held him as I prayed with him. I hope to see Michael again. I thought I was just running errands. God had something more in mind. God is AWESOME!! Best part of my week, hands down!❤️ #godmoments#godisgood#compassion#humanity#love#godislove#art#tearsofjoy#prayer#peace#godisawesome#brotherlylove
HUGE SHOUT OUT!!!! I'm so proud to say that the first auto bonus earner on my team just picked up her fancy new ride... I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! And I THOUGHT getting my own car was emotional!!!!!! #TEARSOFJOY#HeartSoFull @coastalthrivers
Everything about our #womancrushwednesday and her wedding seemed more like a fantasy than real life... We love you, Becca & Patrick!
Coordinator: Jill White of the Atrium
Ceremony Venue: The Atrium
Reception Venue: @128south
Photographer: Summer of @thestorycreative
Filmmakers: @flutterbyefire & @kevstauss
Caterer: 128 South
Cake Artist: @snscafe
Song Licensed by @musicbed