A few weeks ago my youngest son, Jacob, sent me a text asking what I wanted for Christmas.
I knew this was probably the work of his girlfriend, Hayley, because, well, he's a guy!
He typically doesn't ask what I want but he knows me well and always gets me things I like.
Isn't that the way it is with people who really know you. They don't have to ask.
In fact, my friends who really know me rarely ask what I need prayer for or if "I'm ok". They can look at me and know the answer and they know the things on my heart and what I'm praying for. okay, I digressed a little. Needless to say, I've been busy with work, home and helping my mom prep for surgery so I never answered him. Truthfully, I don't "need" anything. Now what "would I like" opens a whole Pandora's box, lol:). I have Jesus and if you took everything (except my family and friends because all this stuff's- things I own-are just going to burn someday anyway!) I wouldn't really care. So Jake gave me something far better than even the iPad he & my other two kids got me a few years ago.
He gave me a future new member of the family!
Jake and Hayley are engaged and I could not be happier!
My cup runneth over:)
I've prayed for them since they met, even before they dated, as I watched the look on his face when he said her name or talked to her on the phone. We will be so happy to have her join our family. I've loved seeing their relationship grow and see how she lovingly cares for and asks about my family members, and remembers details. (bragging rights of a future Mother in Law---she showed up one morning with my favorite Starbucks coffee and favorite pastry as I left to shoot a wedding. She didn't have to do it and I never would've known if she didn't but she cares about us.
I'm so excited to see how they work to plan their wedding and future together.
Question: Was I there when he proposed and did I take these photos then?
Answer: No way! Even if I wanted to he would have lost me on the road. These were taken about a month ago when I was doing some family sessions.
Question: Have they set a date?
Answer: If you know, please tell me:) jk, not yet, they're too excited to probably think of those things.
Question: Will I be photographing the wedding?
Answer: If you know my son you'd know the answer anyway but no, however, I plan to have a camera under my seat. c'mon, I'll have one of the best seats in the house, you know I'm taking a few between tears, right?!
Nancy Montoya, future mother-in-law:)