The first time I met Ali she was pregnant with her second daughter, Jovie. She was rubbing her perfectly round belly and laughing as she told me that she was in fact already more than a week overdue.
Now Jovie just turned 3, and a new baby boy will be joining the family any day now!!
That's right, this smiling, infectious woman, is 9 MONTHS PREGNANT.
And she looks like this.
Ali is truly a blessing. She's a bright spot to any day. She's one of those people you just have to be around as often as possible. Her zest for life and genuine concern for others are two of her most noticeable and endearing qualities.
Even with baby right around the corner (when I spent the majority of my time laying around), Ali's still bouncing around and taking it all in stride.
She truly loves being pregnant, and even in a self-described 'huge belly' state is so genuinely comfortable in her own skin. I know her pregnancies have not been easy, but it never gets her down. It's incredible to witness. Shouldn't we all be like this? Less berating of self... more embracing, loving, and appreciating our awesome bodies for how beautiful they are and the amazing things they can do...
Oh friend, I'm so thankful to know you during this special time of life. You are such a joy to be around and I absolutely adore your dear heart.
I can't wait to meet that little boy!!