Newborn – Tristan

It is just 2 months over a year – – where has the time gone! I decided to update the blog post of Tristan’s birth. Here we go!

The day had dawned – 4 April 2016 at -01:30 – the day that baby Tristan arrived.

On a Saturday morning, seven days later,  my assistant Mikki and I headed out to visit Sonja and her lovely family and to meet Tristan for the very first time.

After taking a few photos of Sonja at 8 months, we were excited to see the new addition to the family.

We had followed this lovely couple…from their wedding through Sonja’s pregnancy,  to the birth of little Tristan – such joy!

Big thanks to Sonja for allowing us to share in their special moment of Tristans’ homecoming. We pray God will bless your family with every blessing!

If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite,
something that makes one feel aware of God,
one need not go far to find it.
I think that I see something deeper,
more infinite, more eternal than the ocean
in the expression of the eyes of a little baby
when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs
because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.
-Vincent van Gogh

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Homebirth of Samuel Jesse Hess

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, was the day chosen for little Samuel Jesse Hess, to enter the world.

I felt truly honoured and privileged to have been part of something so big – my small  mind could hardly comprehend something so great.

It was beautiful to witness your courage and strength, Deanna – your pain and joy. You were so calm and serene – God heard your prayers and held you in the palm of His hand.

When Samuel cried his ‘first cry’, I saw contentment wash over both you and Cheslyn.  I take off my hat to you Cheslyn;  you took everything in your stride –  Deanna, Cheslyn sat by you, watched you, touched you, massaged you….  waiting. The bond between you was felt.

Thank you Deanna and Cheslyn, I will never be the same again, my life was touched deeply and profoundly !

Special mention must be made to Sandy Standish, the most amazing woman, who made everything run so smoothly – well done on being such an incredible midwife!

Psalm 139: 13-14

For you created my inmost being;    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

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Newborn Photo Shoot – Gary Anthony Sutton

 

Just over a week ago, Mikki and I had a photo shoot with Penny and her family. We were welcomed in warmly and made to feel comfortable. What truly touched me, was the unity between Penny, her husband and the two older brothers. The bond is visible and was felt so strongly by us. Mikki and I happily fitted in with the family and enjoyed every minute of the afternoon. I must commend Penny on being such a gentle mommy – motherhood definitely becomes her. We wish you a wonderful life as a family and especially with little Gary being the latest addition to the family – may God have His hand on all you do.

Lord look down from Heaven above

and touch this special child with love

Protect and guide this little one

till each and every day is done

Remind us often that it’s true

this little life is a gift from you

A miracle you’ve sent our way

Lord, bless this little child today – author unknown

 

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