Monday, February 16, 2015

Rainbows and memories ...

Every once in awhile God places circumstances in front of you that lead you to people meant to be a part of your life. On a late Spring afternoon nearly 7 years ago I ran Into an old friend at the cemetery. She told me about an amazing organization, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, that came to the hospital the day her angel was born. This woman who came and took pictures of her son. I hadn't known such a thing existed when I had Emma. Months later when I found out I was pregnant with Connor I decided to contact them. Because of our diagnosis we were able to have a maternity session. We contacted the local photographer who volunteered for NILMDTS. From the moment we met Tricia we knew she was special. She was loving and supportive, upbeat and fast talking. She had wonderful artistic ideas and made our maternity shoot a positive experience.
The next time we saw her was the day Connor was born. She was there standing outside of the door as he came into this world. She then spent hours with our family and captured the only day we will ever have him in our arms.
Those pictures are some of our most cherished possessions.
Over the next few years she had angel celebrations for the families she had photographed for and brought many of us into a network of friends. I was able to nominate her for the Cincinnati Museum Center difference maker awards, which she of course was honored with! Tricia has become a part of all of the important things in our lives.
She was with us at the courthouse the day Wy was adopted
She took our pictures this year to announce my pregnancy with Sammi.
Last week we had a dream come true when we took our family to her studio, Get the Picture Photography in St. Bernard, and had Sammi's newborn pics taken. We have come a long way together. Tricia has captured our journey and now it is coming full circle with our rainbow. Our miracle. 

So happy we have had Tricia come into our lives and that she has created these visual memories that we will cherish forever. 

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