For the Murray’s and the Eklund’s she is our first. Our first niece, the first grandchild and Katsma Photography’s first baby who may as well have her own tab on our website.
On January 23rd Noah and I broke the record for travel time from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Galesburg, Illinois to see the arrival of baby Brynn.
Not only did I want to see this baby, I wanted to see my sister Cassidy as a new mom. I wanted to see my Dad’s face when he saw his grand daughter. I wanted to see the baby in all of her slimy beauty as she cried for the first time. I wanted to see Dustin walk through the hospital doors to announce her arrival- Brynn Claire Murray.
I got all of that and more.
Baby Brynn’s big debut was so joyful, so beautiful, so emotional, so filling and gave me so much yet left me completely incapable of communicating any of it the way I want.
What I do know is that I looked at Brynn for the first time and she stole my heart. And I saw the love that her father and mother had and the joy that was reflected on their faces just in light of her arrival and I thought,” This must be just a small taste of the great love that God has for us.”
1 John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are!
Galatians 4:7 Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.
God loves us as his children.
He is a Father who looks at us and knows all of our mistakes- past, present and future- in all of our slimy sin and poopy diapers and life mess that we create and is still completely captivated by us.
I hope these beautiful photos taken by Noah communicate what I can’t.
P.S. I have become the obnoxious Aunt you have all feared…