In the early morning hours of April 22, 2011, I saw our second grandchild, Andrew, enter the world. What pure joy to be part of the labor and birth process with our daughter! I will never forget my first time to see his sweet nose and cheeks.
This photo was taken in the hospital the following day. Once again I used my piece of black velvet fabric as a backdrop. This time it was draped over the hospital bed. Light from a side window and diffused light from an external flash provided the illumination needed.
Every time I see or hold a newborn I remember the words in Psalm 139:13-16. They speak of God’s involvement in our lives from the moment of conception. He alone knows each of us from the very moment our lives begin to the last breath we take.
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.