I have to be honest here. I cried editing these photos. Jaime and Termaine are so loving and beautiful – my emotions got the better of me. A lot.
Let me back up a little. I met Jaime sometime around the time her oldest brother married my sister in 2005. She also worked at my sons’ school and babysat my guys. Although we aren’t “officially” related, I refer to her as my sister-in-law… sometimes because it’s easier, but mostly because she actually feels like a sister-in-law to me. She is gorgeous and funny and I just really love this girl.
I met Termaine at Jaime’s sister Amber’s wedding earlier this year, but didn’t know him very well before we did photos. Really meeting him on this day, for these photos, observing how loving and affectionate he is with Jaime, noticing how easy they are with each other… it was so overwhelming in such a happy, peaceful way. They are expecting their son next month, and are busy making plans and getting ready. I know Jaime will sink easily into being a mom because I watched her with my boys plenty of times. I also know that Termaine is going to take good care of her. And their baby. And I am so unbelievably happy for my sort-of-sister-in-law.