Although our time together was brief, it was one for the memory books. Before we left, Leslie had her Papa pray over her and her beloved child. My daddy has prayed for Audrey since before she was even born, and seeing her in his arms and hearing him pray for her well-being brought a flood of tears for so many reasons.
Here are a few timeless moments I captured while there:
Surrounded by my father's faithful hands. She was mesmerized by his voice.
In the arms of my dear mother - no better place on earth to be.
Four generations strong.
Getting sugar from her great Aunt Dayle
Getting to know Big Nana.
Making memories on the couch, after a wardrobe change.
Asleep on Big Nana's blanket, and safe on Big Papa's lap.
In the words of Brad Henry, "Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter." I am beyond grateful that Audrey has strong compasses in her life - to help guide her, inspire her and comfort her as time goes by. ♦