Indy’s Room

family, baby nursery, lifestyle photo shoot

On day ten of Indy’s life here on earth, this struggling mama asked for a blessing. Emotionally and physically exhausted- I needed to hear some words of comfort from the one who knows the end from the beginning. We were at home taking a dinner break from the NICU on a Sunday evening. My Father-in-law had come to visit and offered to give the blessing. We went to Indy’s room, I sat in her rocker as my mind played through all my shattered dreams and expectations. This room meant something different now. The baby girl I thought would live in this room, was not the baby I would be bringing home. I didn’t know how to feel or what to think in that room at that moment.

That blessing was powerful. It changed the thoughts of my mind and the feelings of my heart. It was pivotal in my journey of acceptance and healing. I was reassured by my Father in Heaven that Indy was sent to me for a divine purpose. I was meant to be her mother and she was my perfect daughter. She would create bonds in our family that otherwise could not exist, and would bring an insurmountable amount of joy to our lives. My Father in Heaven was proud of me and was ever present in every detail of sending Indy to this world. In raising Indy, I would witness many miracles, “many of which will take place in this very room”.

Indy’s room. It means so much to me. It is a symbol of personal growth & humility, my love for Indy, and our purpose here on earth that is bigger than I ever dreamed. Her room is the brightest room in our house. Full of light, just like Indy Llew. I have witnessed miracles in there. I have felt Angels in there. I have been brought to my knees in gratitude in there for the tender mercies God has shown us. In that room I have been reassured, time and time again, that we are right where we are supposed to be. That Indy was perfectly placed here. This room was built to hold her mighty spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capturing moments of us together in Indy’s room was very special because of what her room means to me. Capturing the details of her nursery so I never forget the things that happened in here. I will treasure these photos and these moments forever.

    

    

 

I loved doing this lifestyle photo shoot. Capturing natural moments that are part of daily life, like the three of us playing on the floor in Indy’s room, that is beautiful. These are the things I want to remember, the things I look forward to showing Indy when she is older.

If you have been wanting to schedule a lifestyle photo shoot, you can do so with Dan Page and get 10% off by mentioning this blog post. He shoots in film (my favorite) which gives the photos a unique look. A light, airy, beautiful look; and you get actual film prints- to save forever.

God is so good. I am so grateful for His presence in every detail of my life. I am so grateful for moments that help me to see and FEEL His presence. Having Indy has increased that in my life ten-fold. She is such a precious gift.

Much Love my friends. ♥

family, lifestyle, down syndrome, baby nursery

 

 

6 Comment

  1. This is my favorite post of yours yet. Absolutely beautiful. And that blessing? Wow!

  2. Kelly Behle says: Reply

    Oh, Terah. What a beautiful room for that beautiful baby girl of yours!! Through your words I can feel the spirit of joy and peace in that room. The beauty in the love you put into decorating it and the beauty of the soul of that room. It’s beautiful inside and out. Just like Indy and just like her momma! I feel that same spirit every time I read/see Indy in one of your posts. Indy is amazing and I can’t help but love her through your eyes, even if she and I have never met. Thank you for sharing your journey. It truly touches my heart ❤️

    1. Terahbelle says: Reply

      Kelly.. you are so sweet!! Thank you so much. I really appreciate your words and I love you even more! Thanks for following our journey. I am such a lucky momma. xoxo

  3. Susanne Jones says: Reply

    What a beautiful message about a beautiful experience. I will share it with Dad, moments like this helps him heal too.

  4. Shane says: Reply

    Wow Terah, my sweet little daughter. You have brought tears to this mighty police officers eyes once again. You, Brian and my princess Indy are absalutly beautiful, inspiring and just simply amazing. I am proud of you, all of you.

    1. Terahbelle says: Reply

      Aw thanks Shaner, we love you so much!

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