I see the miracle that is, in each new baby I hold. But that miracle radiated a bit brighter in this little guy, knowing the fight he had to survive to simply be here.
Overdue. 31 hours of hard labor. Decelerating heart rate. Emergency C-Section without the physician even present.
No cry. The silence no parent wants to hear, among the frantic chaos of a hospital room.
Filled with meconium. APGAR score of 2 … then 1 … resuscitation.
Then finally cries … from him, and then from his family and the nurses. Cries of joy and relief and praises. I shared in their tears during his session, as Gabriel’s parents re-told their story. They have such gratitude toward God for this precious gift they have in their son and I truly felt honored to photograph him…
Steve and Bryndle, I am more than thankful to have been given the chance to work with you and to photograph Gabriel. I do genuinely hope our paths will cross again!