Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pictures ARE My Thousand Words

In the past 72 hours, I have experienced a heart that has shifted gears through love, aching, and glory.
I feel completely hungover by the adrenaline and I am hydrating with more thankful prayer than water.

On Wednesday, the Hus and I were asked to fill in as "models" for a photography workshop that THE Jeff Newsom was holding.
While I panicked about the clothes
(Thanks Jenn & Em for your support ;)
I was looking forward to a mid afternoon date with my husband
(and 9 strangers with cameras ;)

One of the workshop attendees captured Jeff in action:

and Jeff captured a little moment of love with my husband that I needed to see as much as feel.

Thursday came around and my heart was heavy.
I was stretching through some growing pains and I needed to be outside of myself.
I had an incredible moment of opportunity to spend an hour with my dear friends Corey & Melanie who found out they would be welcoming their son by C-section on Friday morning.
I asked them if they wanted to have a quiet moment together and celebrate their last day of pregnancy.
After work, I got in the car and listened to their excitement, their nervousness, and their love as I shot away.

Then came Friday.
I surprised even myself when I offered to be available to them if they wanted the delivery to be captured on film on Thursday.
Thirty minutes before Go-Time on Friday, Corey called me and asked if I could be there with them to photograph the birth.
I instantly broke down in tears, prayed, and headed over.

I am still coming down from the high...

As I told one friend, I was an actual fly on a miracle's wall...

Jackson Gregory was born on January 29, 2010 to two amazing parents!
Welcome to the world sweet baby boy.
I can't believe what meeting you has done to my heart!I am rendered relatively speechless by the unfolding events of the past few days.
I'm sure I will unravel a little more later....


  1. Oh my. I cannot even imagine! How lucky you were to have witnessed such a miracle. I think its truly wonderful that you took so much from it. What lucky parents to have a beautiful boy and to have you there to capture it.

    I love that picture of you and you husband. Gorgeous.

  2. Don't you love those blessings that run in both directions? Lovely photos.

  3. Beautiful pictures. Such a beautiful experience to witness.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Sweet, Sweet Blessings. Lucky you. :)


  5. Loved the pictures, and in my opinion witnessing a birth is almost like standing in Awe before the Creator God! :)

  6. oh my goodness, your photos are amazing!!! What a great gfit to be able to witness a birth and to be there to document the events! I love love love the last photo, precious!!

  7. Love, Love Love it! I am so happy that you had such a great couple of days!

  8. What an amazing opportunity! You photos are amazing, what a blessing to have those moments captured on film!

  9. I can see why your heart is full. Lovely photos!!

  10. wow!!! what a weekend! and what a great photo of you and your man!

  11. The photos are gorgeous! What a wonderful few days, in every way.

  12. Beautiful pictures, what a blessing!

  13. Honestly, I'm at work, crying a little from this post. You have such a beautiful way of expressing yourself through the written word.

  14. I am catching up on your posts tonight and it is nice to see you getting your "spring back into your step". Loving these photo's Allegra and also learning how you got your name!

  15. my heart just melted at the photos... you and your husband... pure love, and then the precious baby... oh to capture that moment... a mircale!
    What a blessing for you to witness,
    hugs to you my friend,