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Zach and Whitney Bates Photos & Videos on Instagram

@zachnwhitbates  Whitney Bates • Jesus 🙏🏼 • Wife to Zach 💍 • Mommy to Bradley & Kaci Lynn 👦🏼👧🏼 • REALTOR® with @baileycorealestate 🏠 • Tennessee 🍊 • PSALM 18:2 ❤️

2 days ago

Many sweet people have been asking for an update and wanting to know if we’re planning to grow our family. The answer is we truly would love to! Our children are our greatest joys in life, and the love that they bring to our home is something that we live for. • At our vow renewal, Bradley and Kaci Lynn were so excited to be able to announce to family and friends that we were expecting our 3rd child and mommy had a baby in her belly!! ...but we soon found that God had a different plan for us. • We began our baby checkups and were very excited, but during one of our ultrasounds we discovered our baby had stopped growing. The tears started to flow and the kids could sense something was wrong. We were devastated and our hearts were shattered. Already, that little baby had changed our home, and our hearts. It’s amazing how you can love someone you’ve not met yet with all your soul and being. Our world was shaken and I suddenly had a new awareness of some of the pain so many others have experienced that have gone through similar losses. In spite of the questions and grief I had, I looked down and saw Kaci Lynn’s hand in mine. I can’t explain the love God showed me, and the peace I felt in the midst of such sadness. • Although my heart was hurting, I couldn’t help but thank God for my family and I feel so blessed to know that our third precious baby is now in his hands. I still have our positive pregnancy test on the dresser and I don’t know when or if I will ever move it. There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t think about what it would be like to have that sweet baby in our home. However, we know that God has a plan and his plans are perfect in every way, in every season of life, no matter if we understand them or not. • So many people have already been so thoughtful and encouraging to Zach and I and have touched our hearts with their own stories. We both really want to thank you for all your love, encouragement and prayers you have sent our way. God bless you all for your kindness!❤️ • He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds, Psalm 147:3

1 week ago

Bradley and Kaci Lynn love to sing, and nothing in the world could sound sweeter than hearing them sing about Jesus.❤️ This video was taken a couple weeks ago right after we had left church. On our way home, all they wanted to do was tell us about Jesus and sing. Talk about melting our hearts! 😍😭 #lovethem

3 weeks ago

As the saying goes, when you love what you have, you have everything you need. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦❤️ Thankful to God for his love and the little family he’s given us. He is so kind and gracious.🤗 #fullheart #love #thankful In love with all our pics, @brittany.cruse ! 😍

1 month ago

On June 14th of this year, Zach and I lovingly renewed our vows with our children and close family and friends present. This was one of the most memorable and sentimental moments of my entire life, because it was so much bigger in my heart than just exchanging vows that we wrote to one another. It was the first time that my parents witnessed our vows, and to me, it was the most beautiful and most teary-eyed and most wonderful thing in the whole world! Vowing my love for my incredible husband is something I would do a million times over. ✨ . One of my biggest regrets in life was decisions I made that led me down a road of loneliness, guilt, and heartache. I didn’t value the amazing parents I had and drove a wedge in our relationship for many years. As I got older and married Zach, I knew in my heart that I needed to make things right with God and my parents. My gracious and Godly parents not only forgave me before either of our children were ever born, they loved me unconditionally. They were there for me at Bradley’s and Kaci’s birth. They’ve been there for me through thick and thin. They are the best parents in the world and two of my very best friends.❤️ . This renewal was as much for them as it was for me! It was a picture of the forgiveness, love, and restoration they extended to me years ago! I feel blessed beyond what any words could ever convey and God deserves all the glory and praise!🙌🏼 My heart is overwhelmed with gratitude for my family and my precious husband. ❤️ I look forward to sharing some of the precious moments from this in upcoming photos and Bringing Up Bates special episodes.🤗🎉 . If you took time to read through all this, thank you for letting me share my heart and share what the Lord has done in our lives. There is HOPE, there is LOVE, there is FORGIVENESS in the Lord Jesus Christ no matter the situation.🙏🏼✝️ . And @britconr we cannot thank you enough for capturing the most precious day of our lives in the most beautiful and incredible way!📸 . #bestdayofmylife #loveneverfails #brittanyconnerphotography @huntervalleypav @britconr @thebatesfam @bringingupbates @swankfloral

1 month ago

Weekend on the farm for Papa Bill’s 80th birthday! ❤️🎉 #weloveyou

1 month ago

Happy 2nd Birthday, baby girl! ✨💕🎉 🍭You’re our sunshine! The way you love us and everyone around you with your sweet and spunky personality makes being your parents one of the easiest and funnest things in the world. 😘 We love you sissy! 😇 #kacilynn #2 #birthdaygirl

1 month ago

We stayed up late, made a mess, ate way too much icing, laughed a ton, and enjoyed every single second of making sissy a homemade (actually store box😂) birthday cake! 🎂 This is what I call life.. 😏🙌🏼 Can’t wait to shower our sweet girl with lots of hugs and kisses tomorrow!💕 #shesalmost2 #birthdaysarefun

1 month ago

Kaci Lynn will be 2 in a couple days and Bradley will be 4 in October.. 😭😭 What is happening and where is time going? This is why my iPhone has over 8,000 pics/videos. 🙈 I just don’t ever want to forget any part of them growing up! ❤️ #sappymompost #icanthelpit #lovethem #birthdaysaresoemotional

2 months ago

#fabitfunpartner Can I just say WOW?! 😍This @fabfitfun summer box is seriously incredible! Just the @tartecosmetics contour palette, @pier1 ring dish, and the Foreo Luna facial-cleansing brush *that would by itself normally retail at $89* make this summer box totally worth it! 🙌🏼 I’m a busy mama and summer is just starting up and we are on the go all the time. Getting this box is always such a nice refresher and gives me all the cool “in” things without having to go out and search for them all myself!👌🏼 Head over to and use my promo code “WHITB” to get $10 off your first box! 💥 I promise I wouldn’t recommend something if I wasn’t in love with it myself! 🙋🏼‍♀️ #fabfitfun #love #fabfitfunpartner #summerbox

2 months ago

Kaci Lynn has been sick for almost a week now and Bradley literally won’t leave her side.. ❤️😍 He sure is living up to his big brother duties. 😇 #tenderheart #bestbigbrother #love

3 months ago

Today I celebrate my sweet babies, precious mama, and awesome mother-in-law! 🎉 They have made me the mom and daughter I am today and for that I am forever grateful! ❤️ Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible mamas out there! You deserve it! 🙌🏼 #mothersday #ihavethebest #blessed #lovebeingamom