On behalf of my entire family, I'd like to take a minute to thank all of you for your prayers, support, concern and help during this very sad and difficult time. On June 7th my grandson Cohen was born in Dallas and underwent open heart surgery and then several other surgical procedures throughout the week. He was a strong little fighter but just had too many obstacles to overcome and on June 18th, he died. I believe that even though he was just here on earth for a short time, he knew how much he was loved and he loved too. He touched many, many lives and we are so proud to have known him and to have had him every day we did. My son, Brent and his wife Megan are amazing parents. They bathed him, baptized him, sang to him and held him in their arms so he felt safe and loved. I was in total awe of their strength, faith and devotion throughout this entire ordeal.  They were first time parents, yet having to make life and death decisions for their son several times a day and always did it with grace, dignity, compassion and mostly with love.

Since I have been gone and extremely preoccupied the past few weeks, I wanted to take a moment to thank all my friends and family but also our very patient clients - Reese and Ward, Meghan and Jonathan, Libby and Spencer, Jamie and Chip - still waiting for their May and June wedding pics. They're coming!  My senior clients with countless rescheduled sessions, thank you for your patience and flexibility.  Todd Scott Ballje at Beautiful Day Images for stepping in at the eleventh hour and covering a wedding for me on the day Cohen died. And my darling friend, Sophia for taking care of all this stuff when I just couldn't think or stay awake to do it. Her daughter Jessie and husband Kyle for taking the reins on the memorial service for Cohen (and for sending us Coneys in Dallas when we really needed that little piece of home). I'm sure I'm leaving someone out but please just know how much all your kindness has meant. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

For the past few years, I have been a volunteer with an organization that photographs parents with infants who are dying or were stillborn. It's called Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.  It's not something you talk about. It makes people uncomfortable I suppose. I cry in my car after every session I've ever done and think it might be my last. But then I get the sweetest thank you notes from parents so I go back again.  I never thought I would ever be called upon to do this for one of my own but that's how things worked out and I'm sure my NILMDTS experiences helped me get through it on June 18th when Brent and Megan asked me to photograph them with Cohen. We miss him so.  Here's a few pics of our little guy and I think his mom is getting back to blogging about him too. :) Thank you all again and bless you all.

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On behalf of my entire family, I'd like to take a minute to thank all of you for your prayers, support, concern and help during this very sad and difficult time. On June 7th my grandson Cohen was born in Dallas and underwent open heart surgery and then several other surgical procedures throughout the week. He was a strong little fighter but just had too many obstacles to overcome and on June 18th, he died. I believe that even though he was just here on earth for a short time, he knew how much he was loved and he loved too. He touched many, many lives and we are so proud to have known him and to have had him every day we did. My son, Brent and his wife Megan are amazing parents. They bathed him, baptized him, sang to him and held him in their arms so he felt safe and loved. I was in total awe of their strength, faith and devotion throughout this entire ordeal.  They were first time parents, yet having to make life and death decisions for their son several times a day and always did it with grace, dignity, compassion and mostly with love.

Since I have been gone and extremely preoccupied the past few weeks, I wanted to take a moment to thank all my friends and family but also our very patient clients - Reese and Ward, Meghan and Jonathan, Libby and Spencer, Jamie and Chip - still waiting for their May and June wedding pics. They're coming!  My senior clients with countless rescheduled sessions, thank you for your patience and flexibility.  Todd Scott Ballje at Beautiful Day Images for stepping in at the eleventh hour and covering a wedding for me on the day Cohen died. And my darling friend, Sophia for taking care of all this stuff when I just couldn't think or stay awake to do it. Her daughter Jessie and husband Kyle for taking the reins on the memorial service for Cohen (and for sending us Coneys in Dallas when we really needed that little piece of home). I'm sure I'm leaving someone out but please just know how much all your kindness has meant. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

For the past few years, I have been a volunteer with an organization that photographs parents with infants who are dying or were stillborn. It's called Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.  It's not something you talk about. It makes people uncomfortable I suppose. I cry in my car after every session I've ever done and think it might be my last. But then I get the sweetest thank you notes from parents so I go back again.  I never thought I would ever be called upon to do this for one of my own but that's how things worked out and I'm sure my NILMDTS experiences helped me get through it on June 18th when Brent and Megan asked me to photograph them with Cohen. We miss him so.  Here's a few pics of our little guy and I think his mom is getting back to blogging about him too. :) Thank you all again and bless you all.

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Comments
Aaron Snow says:

I am so deeply saddened by your loss of baby Cohen. My prayers are for you and your families during this difficult time. Please let me know if I can assist you with anything to ease any of your work load.

(07.09.10 @ 01:15 PM)
Carl Zoch says:

thoughts are with you guys!

(07.09.10 @ 03:36 PM)
Sara says:

So sorry to read of your loss Lisa! Thinking of you and your family...

(07.13.10 @ 12:12 PM)