Wednesday, September 16, 2015

SHARING "GOLD"- Taylor's family


Thanks to The Minted Company my dear daughter Taylor will forever have 
captured the MOMENTS that FOREVER are in the heart.

This is her new little family of five.
Jaxon is her handsome "bonus"son.

Behind the Scenes:
This day was emotional. Taylor was stressed to take these photos about ten days after they were born.
Gentry and I went to her house that day to help for the day.
This was really important to Taylor.
She wanted to capture this special time. 
Travis and Jaxon did not understand why they should be in 
"newborn" photos. 
Then they took the photos. I know Taylor shed some tears
and "knew" WHY she was doing them.



This is WHY you take the photos.
Travis with this son Beckett.


Taylor at the age of 25. A first time mother...
TWINS-
Beckett and Capri




This photos speaks to me. I can see the LOVE in his expression for his beautiful children. Guess what? He ADORES and loves Taylor this same way. 



These TWO coming into our family has been
a DREAM come true.

What many of you might not know is that we had concerns if Taylor would get pregnant or have a really hard time conceiving. 
That is why after three months of marriage they thought, "let's just try."

They got pregnant the FIRST month with TWINS.

Oh how we see this as a BLESSING.


This is 11 year old Jaxon.
He is small. He is funny. He is kind. 
He is in 6th grade. He is loved.
This cutie now lives with Taylor and Travis full time.
He has a home surrounded with love. Jaxon now lives with Taylor
and Travis as of August. Taylor is adjusting to having Jaxon along with being a mother of newborn twins. She's doing amazing!!!!

This to me speaks of how special Taylor is. She calls me
and her maturity and compassion for Jaxon is something that makes my heart proud. LOVE is love and he is her's now too.
He is in my heart and family and I love this little guy.

*remember, I said he was funny? One day we are at church waiting for it to begin and he looks up my instagram page. Jaxon says, "Wow, you have a lot of followers. I want to be popular too. You can follow me and then I'm going to have as many followers as you too." He is sweet kid. I love him.


A mother and daughter. 
I get teary.
Taylor now realizes the "PROFOUND" love you have as a parent. 
Her life so quickly changed.
We talked a long time (several times) yesterday. 
I told her to just parent them with LOVE
and to know God. 

I also told her she is going to make mistakes. We all do. 
I told her that I wish there was a "redo" button.
There will be times when you with you could "redo"
how you react or do something you regret. 

It's PART of being a good parent. You don't have all the answers. You just DO the best you can.


Children are GOLD. They are given to us from GOD.


They grow up SO FAST. In a blink of a eye. Don't sweat the little things. FOCUS on what is important. Most important is that children KNOW and FEEL loved even when they are disciplined. 


I am so thankful to be a grandmother. I know people who don't like that name. They think it makes them "old." I see it as a GIFT from God. I know that I am blessed to be here. I survived a major stroke. I am HERE to see this moment. I am BLESSED. They can call me anything they want. 


I am embracing my forties and LOVING life. I am thankful for the wisdom and life lessons that have helped me to cherish EACH moment. I face the bad with knowledge that setbacks CAN and DO make you stronger if you choose to see it that way. People can be so hard on each other. It's easy to judge someone else. In my line of business, I have heard rumors of judgment of "me."  I want to spread love and kindness.  My kids are so sweet and often want to go online or defend me. I have learned that it's OKAY.  I know me ... I know my intentions of my heart. When others hurt you... and  trust me we all face this. We need to forgive and remember that when we judge others. Anyway.... I am just so thankful for TODAY. I am preparing for the TC VEGAS 2015 event in Vegas next week. It is SOLD OUT!!!!!! I am overwhelmed with how special this year will be. I have some BIG things planned and I have SPECIAL things in store for 2016. If you want to come please email bridget@teresacollinsstudio.com to find out how to be on the list. This event is MORE than the projects. It is WHY we do what we do. It's a weekend of inspiration for life and creating. 

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