A Miracle.

27 07 2009

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This story is truly a miracle.

Our dear friends Stephanie and Noah, which you may remember from the blog post I wrote about their little guy, Shepherd, who is now home from UNC Children’s Hospital and recovering well, are a part of another amazing story of God’s grace. I met Noah’s mom, Peg, long before I met Noah. She was a wonderful woman who asked us youth to pray for her son, Noah. A couple years later, Noah was baptized as a believer in Christ, and a couple years after that, he married my college best friend. Their wedding had an impact on bringing Noah’s brother, Merle back to the Lord, and also impacted Noah’s dad, Wayne. Four and a half years later, Wayne began to reconnect with Peg, from whom he had been divorced for twenty years. Noah said, ” I have seen my mom get up early to enjoy spending time with my Dad, talking for hours. And my mom doesn’t get up early. And my dad doesn’t talk.”

After a couple decades of marriage, and then a couple decades of being divorced, Wayne & Peg Joyner remarried on Saturday. There was not a dry eye in the house at their wedding ceremony. It was such an honor to be able to capture some of the images of the reuniting of this wonderful family. My friend Miranda was asked to take pictures at the wedding, and being that this was to be her first wedding, she asked if I would join her, and needless to say, I jumped at the chance.

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Proof.

27 07 2009

I have been meaning to upload this post for a while now… but as you can imagine, the life I lead is more than a little busy. I wanted to show the proof that Cana doesn’t like photo shoots. The second time I tried to get naked sleeping newborn shots, I got her all set up and she turned her head round just as I clicked the shutter. Then I got about 8 pictures before Cana started pooping. And then while cleaning her up, she started projectile pooping. While cleaning up the poop all over the wall, changing table, and trashcan, she started peeing. In fact, she peed three times in the course of 8 minutes. So I got her cleaned up and tried again to take her picture, but she would not cooperate. I tried to swaddle her and she writhed her arms free. Screaming. To eat. So I called it a day. And I haven’t really tried to take her picture since. It’s been three weeks. I know I need to try again. She is not pooping 10 times a day anymore, so maybe it will work out next time. She really is a spitfire though. And we love her to pieces.

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IMG_7044xThe one above and the one below are the two cute ones I got.

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A visit from some cousins.

26 07 2009

So last week we had cousins in town. Lauren and I grew up like sisters til she moved to Florida, and that’s where she currently lives with her hubby Ben and their one year old (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) daughter, Allison. Vaden loves Allison. He got so excited every time she came over and spoke to her in his little language while showing her around to all his toys. And he liked to kiss her. And she kisses back. Here are a few shots of the kids from the week. Just for fun.

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