Friday, October 04, 2013

Day 4 ~ Capture Your Grief

Legacy: Do you believe your child left a legacy behind? It could be something very simple but meaningful.

Carleigh’s life has undoubtedly changed mine. There will always be a sadness and longing for my baby girl as long as we are apart, but I am at a point in my grief where I can say that her death has changed me for the better in ways that would never have happened had she not died. I am thankful that she left a purpose behind in me and a desire to honor her through serving others who are grieving. That is just one of the many legacies she left behind.

A little over 3 years after Carleigh’s birth my sister experienced the loss of her daughter, Leah. This little girl has also changed my life for she set me on the path of bereavement photography. I photographed those precious moments in the hospital for my sister and brother-in-law.

The photo below is from what I consider my very first session. It is Leah’s footprint on my sister’s finger.


It is because of Carleigh that I became involved with Sufficient Grace Ministries and am able to photograph precious moments for families who have to say goodbye too soon.


belle said...

that is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL! picture!!!!!!!! i simply cannot imagine anything more profound and touching and perfect! wow

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