Life can be unpredictable.

You feel one way, and then…boom! You need to entirely change your perspective.

That is certainly what happened to me this past year. Until I started dating Jared, the idea of being married and having a family was never on my radar. I was just hoping that the right love would find me.

But after a serendipitous reconnection with Jared, a friend who turned out to be my soulmate, we created a family together almost instantly. Talk about a serious change in my reality! This year and the holiday season especially has me feeling so nostalgic about family — my family, my new family, and of course, the newest addition to our family.

Ava has graced us with such joy, such light and such love–we never saw it coming. She is our special little lady, and I couldn’t be more thankful for how she has opened my heart.

25 Comments on Blessings

  1. Molly
    December 8, 2014 at 3:15 pm (1 year ago)

    what a beautiful lil angel!!!!! And a beautiful little family xoxo

    • gary
      December 8, 2014 at 5:55 pm (1 year ago)

      She really pertty lookes like her mommy

  2. Paula Mazza
    December 8, 2014 at 3:37 pm (1 year ago)

    She is so beauthiful Stacy! She has your nose, lol

  3. Erin and Janet Riley
    December 8, 2014 at 4:29 pm (1 year ago)

    Stacy!! She's such a precious girl!!! Congrats and lots of love from The Rileys!!

  4. Heather
    December 8, 2014 at 5:34 pm (1 year ago)

    CONGRATULATIONS YOU LOOK VERY HAPPY!!!!! She is so beautiful

  5. Alexandra
    December 8, 2014 at 6:07 pm (1 year ago)

    She is beautiful!! Congratulations!

  6. steve psihas
    December 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm (1 year ago)

    Hey Stacy she beautiful just like her mom wishing you the best always hey if you need a god father I'd be honored to be godfather to you baby girl all the best steve

  7. Eilene
    December 8, 2014 at 7:06 pm (1 year ago)

    She's adorable.

  8. Dennis & Sandi Duclos
    December 8, 2014 at 8:01 pm (1 year ago)

    Congratulations Stacy & Jared, she is beautiful!

  9. Britta Kristiansen
    December 9, 2014 at 12:50 am (1 year ago)

    Nothing is better than being a mother. She looks adorable! Enjoy her and life!

  10. Diane Andrews
    December 9, 2014 at 5:05 am (1 year ago)

    Stacey, Ava is so beautiful! Congratulations to you, your husband and your lovely parents. Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. P.S. Ava looks a lot like you.

  11. Nicole
    December 9, 2014 at 6:38 am (1 year ago)

    No feeling in the world like being a mom. You look just excited as that precious little baby you are holding! God as blessed you and Jared with such a special gift! She's beautiful!

  12. Jay
    December 9, 2014 at 7:30 am (1 year ago)

    Babies are so precious! enjoy this to the fullest!

  13. Ann Marie Riggs
    December 9, 2014 at 8:14 am (1 year ago)

    Enjoy every moment because the time passes in a blink of the eye. Children are such a blessing and your life becomes so rich once you have them. Congratulations Stacy!!

  14. Mary Faith
    December 9, 2014 at 10:20 am (1 year ago)

    Congratulations on your beautiful daughter.

  15. GABBY
    December 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm (1 year ago)


  16. Joan
    December 9, 2014 at 7:10 pm (1 year ago)

    Stacy, we have been waiting for the debut of precious Ava Grace since her birth. The picture of you both just melts your heart and shows the incredible love between a mother and child. Stacy and Ava, you are two beautiful ladies! Thanks for sharing. I look forward to your informative web site and more pictures of your little angel Ava Grace. May you enjoy the blessings of Christmas and all the best in the coming New Year with your loving family!

  17. Jennifer
    December 9, 2014 at 11:48 pm (1 year ago)

    She is beautiful! Time will fly by...enjoy the moments!

  18. MJM
    December 10, 2014 at 5:35 am (1 year ago)

    Such a natural beautiful picture of mother and baby Ava . Now I want to see the 3 of you together!

  19. Joe D.
    December 10, 2014 at 11:14 pm (1 year ago)

    I see that Santa brought you a precious lil early gift, she even has your cute nose ....awww .MERRY CHRISTMAS to you & your whole family.

  20. Don
    December 11, 2014 at 12:55 am (1 year ago)

    Congrats pobre she is beautiful

  21. marleene
    December 11, 2014 at 1:49 pm (1 year ago)

    I thought the very same thing!

  22. Gilbert
    December 12, 2014 at 5:35 pm (1 year ago)

    Never thought you could look more beautiful, then I saw your pics when you were pregnant with your beautiful angel Ava... but now as a mom your beauty is radiant and the love for your daughter and husband shows... without a doubt you are and will be a wonderful mother... God bless you all...

  23. Mick
    December 18, 2014 at 5:50 am (12 months ago)

    Ava is so cute I can see you and Jared in her face. Her smile made my day .This is picture show the love you both have for each other.

  24. Jacob
    January 7, 2015 at 10:20 pm (11 months ago)

    True happiness, super mom, a photo of how true happiness looks like :)


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