Photos with Barrett – Mom

April 15, 2016

A friend recently asked me on Instagram what it was like to have a boy (she has all girls). I kind of laughed and then told her that it was wonderful. Your relationship with him is different than with your daughters and is just special. It's special in it's own way. I don't think I can really describe it, because every time I start writing about it, I realize that what I've written could go both ways, for daughters or sons.

But he's you're little buddy, your little boyfriend and you just love having a little man who depends wholly on you and who will grow up to become a strong, capable man, husband, and father with responsibilities. You're the number one woman in his life (right now) and you are the most beautiful woman he has ever seen... so far.

Sometimes when I think about his future and about him finding a new #1 woman, I feel a little sad, but that's what I want for him. To find a beautiful, kind woman who loves him just like I do.

It's a big responsibility, being a mom. It's your job to keep them safe, healthy, and to teach them to become independent adults who give back to their communities and to be positive influences on all those around them. But when I think about that responsibility, rather than feeling overwhelmed, I feel peace and humility, knowing that I'm not doing it alone. I have a loving Heavenly Father and Savior who will help me to know the right words to say and actions to take and there are so many wonderful people in his life who love him and who set such great examples for him. I am so grateful to have so many good people in our lives!

So what's it like to have a boy? Well... it's pretty great.

Thanks for sticking with me through all these amazing photos! I know that my family and I will cherish them forever and can't thank Mariasha Rowland Photography enough for capturing this singular time for us. These babies grow so fast! I'm so glad that we have cameras that can freeze time for us to go back and re-live over and over again. THANK YOU MARIASHA!

For you mamas with boys: How would you describe what it's like to have a boy?


Susan is a birth photographer/videographer serving Mesa, Arizona and surrounding cities including Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Tempe. Considering a photographer for your birth? Contact Susan for EDD availability.

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