On Saturday, Bridget and I had a very special photo shoot scheduled.
First, a little background: The Sarniak Family (from our church) recently added their 3rd child, a boy named Christian, to their family. They already have 2 daughters, Taylor and Lauren. At about 20 weeks into Kim’s pregnancy, with Christian, they discovered that he had Trisomy 18. Trisomy 18 means that there are 3 #18 chromosomes, which causes many complications. Kim and Bill were faced with a decision that nobody wants to make. Through prayerful consideration, they chose life and for things to progress naturally.
Knowing this for the remainder of the pregnancy was difficult because the Doctors did not expect Christian to be born. If he was born, he was not expected to live more than a few days…. Well, Christian was born on November 18 and is now 3 weeks old! He is truly a little miracle and has brought so many people together to support this wonderful family. The outpouring of love and support has been amazing. I always believe that God works for the good in ALL things, and although we may not understand, he is definately in charge.
Bridget had met Kim before and we prayed for them often. Shortly after he was born we decided that we really wanted to offer our services as a gift to them. We wanted to capture their family, in the ‘day in the life’ style that we love. Bridget contacted Kim and she was very happy to have us over. It was such a pleasure meeting all 5 of them. They are such a wonderful family and their strength and faith is amazing. We can all learn from this family!
Well, we accomplished what we set out to do. We spent a few hours with them and captured all of them. We are going to make a beautiful album for them to keep forever.
Thank you Kim, Bill, Taylor, Lauren and Christian for allowing us to come into your home. We are so lucky to know you and have you in our lives. Whether Christian is here for a little while or a long while, he has made a HUGE impact on so many of our lives. God Bless Him!!!
I ask all of you, family, friends, clients and blog readers to please keep this family in your prayers and keep in mind just how precious life is.