One of my sweetest clients shared something very personal after our photo session that she’s graciously agreed to share with you who read.
“I want to share something with you, in hopes that I can fully express our appreciation and gratitude. I initially contacted you last fall, thinking about maternity and newborn sessions. Shortly after I did, we lost that baby. Since then, we have lost 2 more. Needless to say, it has been the most painful and heartbreaking year of our lives. But, let your photographs serve as a testament, that it has also been the most beautiful. That joy is greater than pain, and that love will heal a broken heart. I look at these and feel whole. They really are a gift. And we are so grateful. You even managed to capture the words on my bracelet that honor my sweet babies, so it’s like there is a photo of all of us.”
Needless to say, I was in tears after her email. My hopes in sharing this her words is for healing. Life truly is a gift and a miracle, our future is never certain but we can do our very best to love and live in the present.