Sometimes in life you hear stories that fill you with faith and peace… Grayson’s story did that for me.  I have photographed the L family for years and I have loved following their family on Facebook.  I knew they were expecting their family to expand and I was looking forward to photographing the new baby, but none of us expected to meet him as early as we did!  There were some issues with the pregnancy and they were monitoring mom closely, and had her come back in for a precautionary ultrasound.  During that ultrasound, they realized that there was a placenta abruption and Grayson needed to be delivered RIGHT THEN.

They rushed into an emergency C-section and then flew Grayson down to Tallahassee.  It was days before his mom could see him, they were taking every precautionary measure to get Grayson functioning on his own and also testing to see if there was likely brain damage due to the abruption.  You can call it luck that they caught the abruption so quickly, but its hard not to have faith when you hear that tiny preemie Grayson was kicking butt in the NICU.  Not only was he amazing doctors with his strength but then the brain scans come back… showing everything was normal.   This child has defied ALL the odds and  continues to grow and thrive.

I am so thankful that both Grayson and his mom are ok and I get to tell this amazing story.  I am thankful for all the doctors and the amazing new technology that saved his life.  I am thankful for the faith of this family that gave them all the strength to get through this.  And I am thankful that I get to be a small small part of it all by showing how handsome this little fighter is!