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August 10, 2011

Journey Around the Sun: Grant

"It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime..."

Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner)

Sometimes it is difficult to remember what you were doing yesterday, much less one year ago. Take a moment and think about it. Where were you one year ago today? Were you at work, traveling, struggling through a break up, or perhaps studying for a test you never thought you would pass? One day can change your entire life. 365 of those life changing days can leave you standing as a new person you never would have imagined being. People have babies, people fall in love, they get their hearts broken, we lose loved ones, we see places we have never seen before, we learn, we dream new dreams, and throughout it all, we grow. You may have never imagined yourself having kids and out of nowhere BAM! You meet someone who you can't imagine your life with out, you tie the knot, and suddenly your name goes from Ms. to Mrs. to Mom... all in one year. I have seen it first hand.

As I started Grant's one year session, Christi reminded me that exactly one year ago to the date I was meeting her for the first time at her Ripe Belly Session. When we finished her session that day, I went home only to receive a call from her hours later, in the middle of the night, that they were heading to the hospital. So much changed for them overnight. If we would have not have taken her ripe belly pictures THAT afternoon, they would not have these moments captured........
(Check out Grant's Full BirthStory HERE.)
Less than 24 hours after her Ripe belly session, they held their beautiful boy in their arms. The little boy that they had spent the last 9 months dreaming about what he may look like....and here they were in the moment they had so anticipated with Grant crying in their arms. This is what life is all about.
I could not help but think about all of these things after Christi made that simple statement. As I took Grant's pictures, I took notice of how their life had changed in his first year. They moved into a beautiful home, they gave Grant more love than any boy could ask for, and they shaped him into the charismatic blonde haired, blue eyed, beautiful boy that stood in front of my Canon lens. This is what I love about my job. I am there to capture the moments that will bring my clients right back to days that changed their life, and re-feel the emotions, and give them the closest thing to re-living those precious moments.

Happy 1st Birthday, Monkey! :) You are so loved.

1 comment:

Debbie Reid said...

Those blue eyes are just too stinking cute! he is going to be a heart breaker!
Love your words and cannot wait for my belly shots to be done so soon!!! And before I know it my baby girl will be here!