How gorgeous are these wild-looking roses plucked from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, shot by Ngoc Minh Ngo? At the risk of sounding cheesy, I’m finding the beauty in a lot of little details today…it’s funny how going through a really scary experience and coming out on the other side seems to do that, isn’t it? After a suspicious spot popped up on my sonogram a couple of weeks ago, we spent the next 10 days anxiously awaiting lab results to find out if our baby girl is okay. We got really good news late Friday afternoon, and I’ve been walking on cloud nine ever since. After this experience, one thing I can guarantee: we’ll never take having a healthy child for granted. I’m sure some of you guys have been through something similar, and no doubt a few of you didn’t receive the news you were hoping to hear. After experiencing a tiny taste of what that must feel like, my heart breaks for you. Although I’m sure that as a parent, this isn’t the last time I’ll experience fear or anxiety for my baby’s safety…I’ve been told it never really ends! For now, I’m savoring this moment of total gratitude and soaking up the beauty that’s all around me. Oh, and a fun little detail: the day we found out the good news was the same day that I first started feeling baby kicking up a storm – it’s like she’s celebrating right along with us! Keep reading for more gorgeous images from Ngo’s botanical photography series, and hope you all have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
*images: Ngoc Minh Ngo