This week is about the struggle for new life and the tenacity living organisms have to succeed. I was trying to come up with theme, or subject, for the week and mid-way through, my wife’s youngest sister gave birth to a little boy. This little guy has two very loving parents, and a huge host of love and support from extended family and friends. Reason for bringing that up is, this little boy was diagnosed with a heart condition approximately a month prior to birth. My sister-in-law and her husband had planned to do a home birth with a midwife, but after getting this news, the plans changed and they gave birth at a children’s hospital somewhat near them. This young couple, and their little boy, are surrounded by family and supported by a team of doctors to help foster that tenacity to succeed in the face of a serious struggle.
With the groundwork set, and a theme that hit me like a MAC Truck, my camera and I ventured out to tell this story my way.