You might recognize these attractive faces from one of my favourite sessions to date: Lori and Jeremy’s Day After shoot. Less than a year later, they are proud, expectant parents to a little boy named Rowan, and I had the honour of documenting their hope and immense love for him.
Rowan will be born next month, and with only half a heart. His young life, not yet even born, is already filled with so much uncertainty and challenge. But at least one thing is for certain – it’s also filled with so much support and prayer.
Lori has been writing about her pregnancy, living with this knowledge, living through medical struggles, in her blog. She writes so beautifully of the fear and the hope, the hope and strength they find in the Lord, who is doing amazing things in and through Lori. I would strongly urge you to check it out and ask that you pray alongside them. I can’t tell you how much I admire their perseverance.
Taken from Lori’s blog:
“The Father continues to place his people in our lives, their hope flowing from their lips, uplifting my heart so that I can only believe. Believe that God has a plan, our son will bless and be blessed.
Oh my son. You do not understand the words I say to you, but may I as your mother use this situation to teach you of the great abundance of LOVE the father has for you, for us his cherished blessings. May you know the miracle your life already is, that he giveth you life sustained in the womb, of an all too unworthy servant…that he planned your days and formed you inside of me, for his glory and purpose. Whatever your life beholds, we promise as parents to direct all glory not to the science of nature, but to the flawless plan of the Almighty.”
Shoes in a row: Jeremy’s, Lori’s, and what will be Rowan’s
As a baby, Jeremy slept in this bassinet, and before that, his grandmother. It was the perfect, added element to the shoot!
“Every night I prayed for you, my special child. I prayed that your bones would be straight and your heart would be strong.”
God Gave Us You, by Lisa Bergren