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Witnessing a life come into this world is something crazy amazing. Witnessing all the love, the 42 hours of patience, endurance, trust, family, truth, tired eyes and inspiration is something crazy amazing. It was sunrises and sunsets of navigating the unknown and anticipated and agonized hope in meeting a little life and witnessing the highest labor of love. Far from glamour yet the epitome of hard raw beauty. And at 1:14pm on Saturday September 5th we met a little baby girl, Naomi Simone Gourrier, a true chubby cheeked little doll that has forever re-worked my heart once again. I’ve always thought being a Mom was semi synonymous to being a warrior but that hard truth has been engrained in me forever. Women are fierce. And attentive, generous and ever present, heart holding husbands are sweet. Naomi Simone, you are one lucky little peach, there are so many people ready to love you up and I am forever grateful to be one of them. Being invited along to document you greeting us is an invitation hard to top and you have shown me what being fearfully and wonderfully made is all about my little one. Welcome Baby Nae, I really do love you (and your Mama and Papa and allll the Grandparents) so.

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Mason
September 11, 2015

This is so amazing I can't even believe it! So beautifully done and such an incredible story told/shown

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Lavita
September 11, 2015

Taylor,
Love, love and more love. What an amazing job you did of capturing this amazing birth of little Naomi Simone. Our first grandchild. Story so beautifully told and the pictures are truly captivating. We are so blessed that you were able to witness and be a part of this little bundle of joy's journey into the world. I smile in amazement because it was indeed truly a labor of love. Blessing Nana and Poppa Stokes

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Gayle
September 11, 2015

This brought tears to my eyes, just beautiful.
Gayle L.

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Denise
September 11, 2015

Beautiful. Amazing. Beautiful. Perfect. Blessed.

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Assunta Gourrier-Jackson
September 11, 2015

Never in my 63 years of living have I seen a both story told with so much grit, love, patience and pain. This made me cry with joy to see my nephew and his wife along with the Grandparents display such love. God Bless You All. Auntie Sunta

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Freda Moore
September 11, 2015

Bought tears to my eyes. Congratulations! !!

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Karen Zeno Smith
September 11, 2015

Amazingly beautiful. I'm in awe. Welcome Naomi. Congratulations mommy and daddy.

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Susan Hess
September 12, 2015

Thank you for sharing your beautiful moments with us, your friends. Laurel, you have just taken the first steps on the journey called motherhood. You have only just begun to experience what will be the wildest and wonderful-est ride! Hang on!

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Deborah Gonzales -Trimble
September 12, 2015

Very beautiful cousin. I especially loved the black and white photo of you right behind your wife comforting her. I love your love. Congratulations on your new addition to your family.

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Peg Tazewell
September 12, 2015

Heart-stoppingly beautiful! Naomi Simone hit the parent and family (and extended family) jackpot. I can see she is more than ready for the ride. Sending so much love I cannot wait to hug you and hold this precious child. Gambier soon, yes?

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Mary Sanchez (mama Sanch)
September 12, 2015

Absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful memory to cherish forever

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Sheree Camel
September 12, 2015

I have never seen anything so beauti-ful-of-LOVE in my life! And, I just stood as a 1st-time GrandMother witness 16 months ago. You have truly set a precedent with this tribute! CONGRATULATIONS & ENJOY beautiful Naomi!

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Jody Vance
September 12, 2015

What an extraordinarily well done array of photos, capturing every step of Naomi's birth. As one advances to each new photo, love grows for this couple and supportive family. If one has been through this process, they cannot deny their own feelings of exhaustion and discomfort brilliantly displayed before Naomi's birth. Nor can anyone deny the exhilaration of new life. Laurel's and Frankie's expressions captured it all. This display is perfectly timed as we await the birth of our son's baby boy. His wife is in labor now. Blessings galore. Thank you!

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Vicki Miller
September 12, 2015

So beautiful! Congratulations, and thanks so much for sharing. :)

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Pat
September 12, 2015

So awesome! Of course there were so many tears. So beautiful! I'm just lost for words right now. Can't wait to meet that precious bundle of joy. congrats again Laurel and Frankie! Love Y'all !

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Kajuana Dorsey
September 12, 2015

I'm so very grateful to have had the opportunity to view this. Tear of joy, overwhelming happiness and total excitement. Frankie, Laurel, I have no doubt you'll be the most amazing parents!!! Much love to all three of you!!!
Kajuana

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Jenean Stokes
September 13, 2015

Dear cousin, cousin in law and baby 2nd cousin. I literally cried seeing these precious photos. What a true blessing to be surrounded and engulfed in so much love and support. I'm so happy for you two. Love yall ♡

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Heather big cousin Diva
September 18, 2015

I balled.

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