Finley's magical journey into the world

The day has finally come for this blog post.  This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever done.  Amber and I have been best friends since high school.  We even managed to be college roommates and still remain BFs.  We've been by each other's side through all the boy/job/life troubles and also through all the boy/job/life celebrations.   

When Amber told me that her and John were trying to get pregnant, I told her I was there for her whenever/however she wanted.  My heart practically burst when she told me she wanted me to be there from the very first moment of telling John, to the day Finley was born...  And all the amazing moments in between.  

I couldn't be more proud to show off to the world... Finley Claire, my perfect Goddaughter.  I pray you enjoy Finley's journey into her mommy and daddy's arms as much as I enjoyed being on the frontline to capture this incredible moment on one of the strongest and most miraculous days of my best friend's life. 

{This video is completely modest.)

Some things I learned while being a part of this journey:

1.  The female body is simply incredible (I already knew this, but I learned it again).

2.  My best friend is a beast.  Her labor was totally unmedicated.  I'm not sure I will be able to do the same.

3.  Doulas are necessary and amazing.  Elizabeth Jolly was so incredible throughout the whole day.  She managed to keep Amber positive and controlled.. And even somehow managed to keep ME calm.

4.  Being there for your best friend's birth redefines #squadgoals .