Our Photo Shoot With Forsythe Fotography and Divine Connections
Last night we stepped into another world; a world where dreams are captured and reality is exposed. We made a decision to update our family photo since the last time we did; Izabella was barely able to sit on her own.
You hear Pastor Joel Osteen often preach about Divine connections and Divine appointments and this photo shoot was both. You see, right after John-Michael was born and we were told of his diagnosis for days we felt alone, very alone but one phone call set us on a path that changed everything. A very close friend of ours, Heidy, called to see how we were doing because although everyone knew threw Facebook that JM was born, no one was getting any updates because we withdrew from everyone.
So, when Heidy called, Marianne, sobbingly told her that the doctors had diagnosed John-Michael with Down syndrome. After even more shedding of tears by everyone, she shared with us that another couple, who were also very good friends of ours, found out prenatally that their daughter had the same diagnosis. Suddenly, the world didn’t seem quite as small and we felt a shimmer of light peering through our stormy clouds.
Then, our world opened even further when my oldest daughter (who is about to turn 20 and I can’t believe it), was in contact with a friend of hers, Ashley, who she shared JM’s diagnosis with, and she insisted we meet and get to know another family, who attends our church who also has a son with the same diagnosis, soon after we met Eric and Lisa and their son, Landon.
Landon, opened our eyes far enough to see John-Michael as our normal little boy and not just as our son with Down syndrome. I previously wrote about our day with them on my personal blog; you can read it here if you’d like. Honestly, without them I’m certain we’d still be stuck in that world that we saw as too small and continued to fear for our son’s future…. anyway I digress.
Back to yesterday.
Eric, little Landon’s dad, has a photography business called Forsythe Fotography; and we needed to update our family photos and so we finally did, yesterday. We had the so much fun being “the talent” as Eric tried to make us feel, and insisted that we were. But after seeing just a few samples of the photos, I would say the true talent is him; we were authentically blown away by some of these photos, take a look for yourself:
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