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He made his momma and daddy wait for a bit, but when he was ready to come, he came into this world fast! Could not have been a more beautiful evening, M. Congrats to you on becoming a family of 5! Love, M2.
This is hard to write.
Driving home from this session last fall, I was grinning from ear to ear. I absolutely could not wait to see the moments we had captured on camera. When I actually sat down to flip through the images on the computer, I couldn’t stop. I had to edit the whole set then and there. I was so eager to show mom how vibrant, how positive, how loving, how beautiful her family was (as if she didn’t already know).
Looking at those pictures again now, I would never, never have imagined even for a second that something was so tragically wrong.
A few weeks after their session, I got a call from Stephanie’s sister in tears letting me know that this seemingly healthy, loving, strong father that we see right here had been diagnosed with melanoma. And it didn’t look good.
This is hard to write.
In spite of many pleas and prayers for a full recovery, Dana recently lost his very short battle with cancer.
This family’s faith and courage throughout this whole ordeal humbles me and inspires me and reminds me that nothing is more precious than the time we get to spend with the people we love. Dana was supposed to be treated at the Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center. If you’re so inspired, maybe you could give thanks for the blessings in your life by making a small donation, and in turn, honor the memory of a father and a husband who was very loved and will be very missed.
I want to do a whole book of nursing images.
I can’t believe I haven’t blogged their full session yet. Oi! This is a family I’ve known for a couple of years now, but it’s the first time we were able to get the whole crew together. I’m SO glad we did…look at how much fun they are! I also enjoyed re-visiting one of my most favorite buildings in Austin. Something about redheads, too…
After the past few very rough days, it was lovely to see her finally sleeping so peacefully. Like a little angel.
More on that beautiful shirt later, by the way.
Also, if you haven’t been to the homeschool blog in a while…
She’s been so sick and now I’m getting it, too. We’ve been good for nothing much except snuggling by the TV for these past few days. I hope she turns the corner soon. I miss my sunny princess.
Since I don’t feel much like blogging myself, thought I’d share with you some recent Pinkle Toes blog features and let them do the talkin’:
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Albeit, a little cold. But who cares when you get to work with a boy this charming? (Great to see you guys again, today, M!)
But then, I spent the afternoon like this:
She’s absolutely pitiful. It’s so hard when your kids are sick. You can’t do anything and you can’t do anything for them. Snuggles are good. But does it make me a bad mom to say that I secretly enjoyed being forced to do nothing all day but hold my sleeping, fever-flushed angel in my arms? Perhaps, but it’s still precious to me.