Well today is the due date for Rachel to give birth to our second daughter.Â Â This morning I was reflecting back to the days before we had Grace.Â I remember being in almostÂ surreal state of shock at how much this little child will change our life.Â Looking back, I hadn’t even scratched the surface at what was to comeÂ down the road.Â There was a fundamental shift in my life’s priorities and values.Â Two years ago, all I could think about was epic mountain bike rides and full day session out on the lake windsurfing.Â Going out at nightÂ withÂ RachelÂ and not coming home for hours was not uncommon either.Â Now that’s not even on my list of things to do.Â When I was a punk highschooler and thought I knew everything, I’d look at my dad and wonder why he worked so much.Â Now that I am a father,Â Â I can completely relate and it has made me feel a bit ashamed of being that nieve teenager not so long ago.Â Â Â
All this makes me think . . .Â How much will my life change again with the addition of another person to our family?Â One thing is evident to me. No matter the costs, I am positive that I will become a better father and husband as a result
I shot a couple really impromptu shots a couple weeks ago with Rachel and Grace.Â I’m hoping to get some time tomorrow to do some more planned out shots showing Rachel at full term.