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Friday, July 23, 2010

Vote for our Girls!

WOW!! It's been about 24 hours since I posted the picture of the girls on the Chick-fil-A contest website, and we've already received 116 votes!!  Thanks to everyone who has voted for us!  

If you still want/need to vote, you just go here.  You have to enter your email address, and it's one vote per email address (so if you have multiples, you can vote a few times!).  If you go to the website you can search for it under the title "Bovine Beauties".  To warn you, it's under "Elizabeth" as the parent's name, and the city is Cary (not Raleigh), because the CFA we go to is in Cary.  But it's us.  

Thanks so much everyone!  

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

I just read about the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation on Molly Piper's blog, and I knew that I needed to share it with you. Their mission statement: "To introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with the free gift of professional portraiture. We believe these images serve as an important step in the family's healing process by honoring their child's legacy." I could not support this more. I have two pictures of my son and I would not give them up for anything. They are proof that he was here. Evidence that I had a third child. I am so thankful that I was able to get these pictures.

The Today Show did a piece on them, a few years back. I was crying within the first 45 seconds, but I feel it is worth watching.

I love these photographers are helping families hold on to the memories of their children. You lose a child and that stays with you forever. We don't need to put it on a back shelf and pretend it didn't happen. Having a picture that you can look at and remember all the little details in the days, months and years to come is such a blessing. If I were a better photographer I would definitely join this group.

Friday, July 16, 2010