This post is not easy. My words aren't flowing easily. I keep thinking about this couple, this difficult road they've traveled, and what lies ahead. They are experiencing something no one should have to. Their baby girl, Mercy Catherine, has been diagnosed with Trisomy 13 and a severe brain disorder called holoprosencephaly. Her mother said Mercy Catherine could be stillborn, live a few hours, or a few days.
Mom found me through mutual friends that I am a volunteer photographer with the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep foundation (http://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/). The focus of this foundation is to help parents who are suffering the loss of a child by providing the gift of beautiful portraits. This service is completely free to the parents.
Mercy Catherine is due in March. When she arrives I will be there to tenderly honor her precious life.
Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. Please pray for an easy delivery, strength and comfort for mom and dad, understanding for Mercy's big brothers, for healing, and for peace.
****The images had to be removed due to NILMDTS regulations. Even with parental consent, I can't post images from a NILMDTS session.
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