On August 11, 2011 I became a mother. No one can prepare you for meeting your child for the first time. August 11, 2011 was perfect. Emma Kay Hicks is perfect and she has changed my world. I’m beyond grateful that my friend Kristin Manuel took these pictures for me. I will cherish them for the rest of my life. I’m sorry it took so long to finally get this slideshow on my blog Being a new mom is a busy job!!