the pictures that break my heart (in a good way) every time i look at them.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I had Parker at 8:05 pm on July 23rd (this isn't the birth story.  But, it is coming!).  By 10 pm, the kids came to visit their new baby brother.  Each one took turns holding him while he slept and slept and slept.    When Lindsey got him, she looked down at him, and she began to cry.  It was perhaps the single sweetest moment ever.  I'm so glad Steve got it on camera.

Parker is lucky to have this one as an older sister.

85 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I'm in tears just looking at these pictures! Her expression is just priceless!

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  2. I just cried.

    Nice job teasing the birth story. I was all, THIS IS IT!

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  3. These made ME cry. How beautiful. And cannot wait for the actual story! YAY.

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  4. awww! i knew the kids would love him!

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  5. This is so incredibly sweet. Lindsey is going to be an incredible big sister.

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  7. this gave me lumpy skin and lumpy throat.

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  8. Wow, this is so sweet. What an amazing big sister she'll be!

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  9. wow. that is so adorable. I felt like crying too.

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  10. Oh my gosh, this is just so sweet and precious. She will make a great momma one day.

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  11. This is not fair! you're making me weep right here when I'm getting ready for work.

    Not fair

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  12. That is so precious. I teared up too!!

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  13. I also love this picture every time I look at it, and Linds isn't even might daughter. I can only imagine the flood of emotions for you!

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  14. So sweet! This instantly brought tears to my eyes- your blog seems to do that more than any other so thank you for keeping real life experiences and emotion on your blog. Hope you are enjoying every second with your sweet family!

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  15. So touching! What a great thing to have captured.

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  16. What a SWEET set of photos! I'm sure he'll appreciate these very much when he's old enough. Nothin' like an older sibling to love you and look out for you.

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  17. This is such a precious and special moment :-)

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  18. Beautiful, beautiful, utterly irreplaceable photo. x

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  19. Every time I read your love story (yup, totally done it more than once) I get all caught up on Lindsay and how little she was when you came into her life. She's so lucky to have you as her momma. Here she is finally having her turn as a big sister with tiny little Parker. So dang sweet. I'm getting all teary eyed in my office. No one better come in here or I'm sending you all sorts of spam for posting these sweet pics this early in the morn.

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  20. Oh my gosh. This made ME cry!!! So so so precious <3

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  21. This is so sweet! That baby is so lucky to have such a big family that adores him already. Lindsay will be your mini mama :)

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  22. So amazing! Those pictures are perfect.

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  23. Made me tear up too! How sweet is she?

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  24. Yeah, you guessed it! I am crying too now. That is THEE sweetest thing I think I;ve ever seen too....**chills**

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  25. This is beautiful, Bridget. Oh, how I love your family.

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  26. those are the sweetest photos ever. she's going to be such a great big sister.

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  27. Tears in my eyes... Despite that, this was possibly the best way I could have started my day... So much sweetness!

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  28. how precious. What wonderful photos to have :)

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  29. aw, so sweet. i'm sure that she is a great big sister! she has mama arms :)

    http://pleasebreatheandhush.blogspot.com/

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  30. Oh my gosh. I just got goose bumps all over. So so so precious, and to have caught it on camera is AMAZING! What a lucky girl you are with these precious kiddos.

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  31. seriously the sweetest thing ever.
    is there anything more rad than absolute pure emotion coming from a child?

    my heart = melted

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  32. That is so sweet, it brought tears to my eyes! What a great big sister and a wonderful family!

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  33. oh gosh, now I'm crying too. It's really really sweet to see your older children experience having a younger sibling. She is an absolute sweet heart, you are very lucky!

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  34. That is so precious! It made me cry, what a sweet big sister!

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  35. what sweet photos of such a tender moment captured!! Lindsey looks like such a sweetheart :) And oh I can't wait to hear about Parker's birth story! but you take you time...happy friday eve bridgett :)

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  36. oh . lindsey. you. are. precious. I might have just teared up.

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  37. beautiful moment. aren't camera's amazing? the ability to capture a moment like that and be able to show parker when he is all grown up, that is amazing. what a great family you have there bridget.

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  38. This is beautiful. What amazing photos and what an even more beautiful moment. I started tearing up as I read this. Incredible how a baby affects us when we are so happy and filled with joy - this is true love with a moment of clarity and being alive - life is good. So happy for you that you have photos of it. You are all so very lucky to have one another.

    Congrats!
    Erin
    http://elkculture.tumblr.com/

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  39. i get emotional every time i see that string of photos.

    and i can say every time because i stalk you on fb

    and look through your photos on multiple occasions

    every morning when i wake up, and every night before i go to bed.

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  40. what a precious moment! i hope these photos are framed!

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  41. no way. NO WAY no way no way. what a sweet tender heart. I wonder what she'll think when she looks back on these 20 years from now...

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  42. she is so darn cute and so nurturing. what a great big sister. love you linds!

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  43. Amazing photos! So cool that your husband was able to capture that moment.

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  44. now I'M crying. Ackhh! What a sweet moment :)

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  45. I mean. Seriously.

    Too much.

    She is the freakin' sweetest.

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  46. how sweet! what a special moment.

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  47. Oh wow, I just teared up. Gosh I'm a sucker for baby love!

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  48. so beautiful. what a lucky momma you are to have such sweet kids! (wiping the tears from my eyes...)

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  49. ohhhhh so sweet...lucky little guy to have such a sweet big sis! :}

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  50. oh my goodness. so much love right there. imagine how she'll be when she has her own.

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  51. I had to stop looking at those pictures because it was starting to make ME cry. How precious :)

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  52. It is SO touching. What a great sister, so sweet and caring :).

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  53. i know, i know, i already commented on this on facebook.......but i am absolutely obsessed with this picture. it might be the sweetest picture ever taken. bridg! she is going to be the best big sister!

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  54. That just broke my heart (in a good way) - he is one lucky guy for sure.

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  55. oh my, that just broke my heart in a good way too. how lovely and sweet. xx

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  56. I think someone has a crush on their new baby brother. What a good sister she is going to be. Lovely photos!

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  57. This picture almost made me cry. I never used to be like that, it seems motherhood makes me weepy. So sweet.

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  58. oh good lord. what a special little girl. what a special, lovely little girl.

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  59. I am a complete stranger to you but I gotta tell you this made me cry!! That little girl is precious! Its so beautiful that a child can see and appreciate the miracle of life! You should be soooooo proud!! What a beautiful family you have and SUCH an inspiration to all of us! Keep up the good work!

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  60. this is so, so sweet. i got chills.

    i would be SO disappointed if your birth story was 3 lines. so, good thing it's not. because i know you seek to please me with every story you post.

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  61. Ooooh my heart just melted!!
    xx.

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  62. oh my gosh, that girl is so precious.

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  63. ohmygosh.
    tears. so many tears. falling from my eyes. she has such a tender heart - what a precious girl.

    your family is somethin' else, bridget. so special. <3

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  64. Isn't she sweeeeeeet? Lucky Parker. Lucky you.

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  65. Oh lord, I'm all teary over here.

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  66. Every girl needs a younger sibling to dote on, love, take care of, and haul around! I was always telling my mom that my litte sister needed a younger sibling. We gave up asking when my mom hit 60.

    When said younger sis was born my little bro wanted to name her either Fancy or Hot Ball.

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  67. this is the sweetest thing! she's beautiful.

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  68. Aww. That is so sweet :) It looks like she'll be a great big sister!

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  69. This may be the sweetest thing I've ever seen in my entire life...ever... lucky boy

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  70. That has to be the sweetest thing I have ever seen!

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  71. So beautiful it brought tears to my eyes! I think the greatest gift my Mom has ever given me is my brother and sister. Lindsey is going to cherish these photos so much when she's older!

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  72. Oh my, Bridget. These pictures are just so beautiful. Pure, overwhelming love captured for all time. They are so lucky to have each other (and you too of course;). Love, love, love it.

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  73. great. now I'm crying. seriously. could this be any sweeter? what an absolutely amazing moment.

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  74. After a really rough day, I read this post and cried. Made me smile and everything feel better. Thank you. Siblings are a beautiful thing, huh?

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  75. Oh my goodness wow, I have tears looking at these photos!

    M x www.whatwegandidnext.com

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  76. This is absolutely precious. So special.

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