Orion’s birth story ~ Oct. 24, 2013

Upon my arrival at the hospital, 13 hours after the induction began,  sweet sounds of a flute filled the room. The soft glow of a tiny lit tree in the corner and candles placed perfectly around the room gave a feeling of calm. Labor was progressing well and continued through the night. A few moments of drama kept the adrenaline flowing.  What an amazing team, an adoring and very attentive dad, anxious grandparents, a remarkable team of nurses, a wonderful doctor and a loving mom who gave it her all and more.  After 36 hours of intense, constant labor, 3 hours of which were pushing … a beautiful little boy made his way in to this world.

Welcome, sweet, Orion.

 

The Gold Hope Project…

 I received a message this weekend stating that I had been chosen to join a remarkable team of photographers who donate  photo sessions for children who have had to fight the fight of childhood cancer. I am humbled and honored to be a part of this organization. If you know of a child, infant-21,  who is the bravest of the brave, please have their parents apply.

 

 

 

A darling little girl and her dog…

on a beautiful autumn morning.  Of course, once outside they both wanted to go their separate ways and explore. A big red bat caught their attention, after a sniff and a nibble, on to explore some more. The little one, however, I think she’s a natural. A lefty perhaps?  Then on to the tree house, she bravely climbed up the ladder, where a pile of  leaves became her focus. That kept her occupied for a few minutes. Some fun in the wagon with her faithful companion close by her side.  A short break to check out pictures in a story book. Their energy starting to fade.  Inside he became her soft place to fall. What a special bond they share…

Your vote is your voice…please vote (Landenberg, Pa. childrens photographer)

Our decision was made. This morning we walked to our local polling place. I was humbled to see the long lines of those who came to voice their vote. There were young people who were voting for the first time and there were many who had years of voting experience. My heart was touched by the people who came out of their warm houses, on the arms of their loved ones,  with their walkers, their oxygen tanks, and their wheel chairs, to them this election was important as it should be to each and every one of us. I hope you all made it a point to get out and let your voice be heard…   Thank you!