Waiting for Avi…
The time has finally come for Hal and Carey Hepburn to bring their daughter, Avi, home. She is waiting on the other side of the world in a little village located in Kerala, India. It’s been a long wait (three years to be exact!) and the reality of her homecoming has not completely set in yet.
So Life had the honor of photographing Hal and Carey in September. As we stood in Avi’s bedroom, we could feel the love that was stitched into every corner of it. The realistic teepee in the corner was handmade by Carey and her mother. We could almost hear Avi’s sweet giggles as we envisioned her cooking in her play kitchen. The headboard on the bed was carefully selected and placed with loving care in the room where Avi will snuggle under the covers and say her evening prayers. The globe on the dresser will forever remind Avi of her heritage and the miracle of her adoption.
Through the course of the evening we spent with Hal and Carey, we talked about how amazing it would be if we could document Avi’s first moments with them. The ball started rolling and before we knew it, we were applying for Indian Visas. In a supernatural way, things started coming together and it was obvious that God had planned this before Avi was even born…. Just like He planned for this sweet couple to travel across the world to find their daughter. They’ve waited and prayed and loved her from afar before they ever knew her name or what she looked like.
Hal and Carey are ready to meet this precious little girl and it’s finally time.
We will be there every step of the way to document these tender moments… moments that they can never do over. We are still pinching ourselves even as we write this blog. Adoption is so close to our hearts.
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