I’m not even really sure where to begin with this blog. I want to share our story, the start of our nightmare journey, but as I stare at the screen, how do I do that? It’s every parent’s worst nightmare to have to associate the word “cancer” with your child. How did we get here? Why Brynna? What happened? So many unknowns, so many questions we will never get an answer to. We have been rocked to the core, had our world turned upside down, yet God is still God. God is still good. That hasn’t changed, and we haven’t doubted that. In fact, I’ve felt God in a bigger way than I EVER have in my life, in just these past few days. It’s truly incredible.
Brynna turns ONE today!!! I can’t get enough of her crinkly nose, dimpled cheek smile, and those piercing blue eyes! This year has been full of ups and downs, little sleep (there IS such a thing as a good night sleep right!? I haven’t had one in over a year, so I’m starting to doubt that it ever existed…), and so much laughter and joy and love I can’t even put it into words! I remember when Wyatt turned one, I was so very sad that the year had flown by so quickly. With Brynna Kate, part of me aches to hold her as a newborn again, but I’m actually more excited for what’s to come!
There is nothing in this world that can fully prepare you for becoming a parent. People tell you how much you will love your child, and you start to feel that while you’re pregnant, but it’s not until that moment that you first hold your baby that you realize a kind of love you’ve never known before. It transforms your whole life, and you will never be the same. I absolutely adore capturing these early moments between parents and their new babies. There’s something special about meeting in their home, photographing their nursery that they have so lovingly prepared, and watching them love on their new baby…and capturing this for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law made it that much more incredible!
I am so thrilled that you have found your way here! I’m Karen, a wedding and lifestyle photographer with a passion for ice cream, dogs, and Gilmore Girls. My blog is a place where I can share love stories with you, whether it’s an engagement, a wedding day, or the welcoming of a new baby! It is also a scrapbook of my life and a little glimpse into our home, our love, and our family. I hope you will enjoy following along!