One week after we brought Annabelle home, a dear friend came to take family photos of her here with us. I knew what she was offering was a tremendous gift. I had no idea how much they would mean to me until just two weeks later when she gave me the disc. I sat at our home computer for nearly an hour that night going over each picture again and again. I had chills the entire time seeing our family of four together…at home…in spite of all odds. Being behind on my thank you notes and wanting to share my daughter with the world, I had the idea to send out picture cards with a few of the images Gretchen had just captured for us. I uploaded a few of my favorites and carefully selected a scripture verse that I thought was perfect for that moment in our lives.
“I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart. I will tell of all your wonders.” Psalm 9:1
We are so thankful for your generosity to our family. May God richly bless you as He has blessed us!
I signed it…Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt and Annabelle
Just two days later, I sat in the emergency room at Lexington Hospital asking my daddy what I was supposed to do with nearly 400 thank you picture cards that I had just ordered. They hadn’t even arrived in the mail yet and she was gone.
He responded “You send them.”
The words, the scripture and, especially, the photos were perfect…even in our loss.
Because of Gretchen’s gift to us, I found myself wanting to capture every single moment of our lives. Scott bought me my first DSLR camera nearly two years ago and I was in love. As you have witnessed first hand through this blog, I have found a passion in capturing precious moments.
It is out of all of the beautiful moments I can still relive through the pictures that I am now taking a step in faith and following my heart…