While snowflakes fell and the night closed in, Orion Blake was born.

It’s not often that words fail me, but as I sit here, humbled in tears by their tears, having been there myself five times over, and yet still can’t seem to wrap enough verbiage around what I witnessed that night.
This moment steals the breath from my lungs as my heart rushes back to how it all was.
Because life is from the beginning and always, a gift.
This man, whose life has already been marked by courage and sacrifice, as he always has, and always will, stayed beside the woman he loves side, her rock, wrapping comfort around her through the night and into the morning and across the hours of another day, wiping her tears, hearing her before words could be formed.
And she, steadfast through the pain for the sake of her son, never questioned her path, never doubted her strength within, working through the dark and as snow fell around them, eyes closed, soul unwavering through the suffering for the longing, steady for who their arms would finally hold.
And then there was the hover between warmth and light, drawn out by his father, pulled to breast by his mother, their son was earthside, his first breath, what we all held our own for, the gasp of cold in his lungs, exhaled in cries as melodies of miracle.  

And love transcendent filled the room.

The completion of one chapter of their story, their family- two as one, the dawn of the next- their greatness as three, this is the birth of Orion Blake. 


kansascitybirthphotographer_1000 kansascitybirthphotographer_1001 kansascitybirthphotographer_1002 kansascitybirthphotographer_1003 kansascitybirthphotographer_1004 kansascitybirthphotographer_1005 kansascitybirthphotographer_1006 kansascitybirthphotographer_1007 kansascitybirthphotographer_1008 kansascitybirthphotographer_1009 kansascitybirthphotographer_1010 kansascitybirthphotographer_1011 kansascitybirthphotographer_1013 kansascitybirthphotographer_1014 kansascitybirthphotographer_1016 kansascitybirthphotographer_1018 kansascitybirthphotographer_1019 kansascitybirthphotographer_1020 kansascitybirthphotographer_1021 kansascitybirthphotographer_1022 kansascitybirthphotographer_1023 kansascitybirthphotographer_1024 kansascitybirthphotographer_1025 kansascitybirthphotographer_1026 kansascitybirthphotographer_1027 kansascitybirthphotographer_1028 kansascitybirthphotographer_1029 kansascitybirthphotographer_1030 kansascitybirthphotographer_1031 kansascitybirthphotographer_1032 kansascitybirthphotographer_1033 kansascitybirthphotographer_1034 kansascitybirthphotographer_1035 kansascitybirthphotographer_1036 kansascitybirthphotographer_1037 kansascitybirthphotographer_1038 kansascitybirthphotographer_1039 kansascitybirthphotographer_1040 kansascitybirthphotographer_1041 kansascitybirthphotographer_1042 kansascitybirthphotographer_1043 kansascitybirthphotographer_1044 kansascitybirthphotographer_1045 kansascitybirthphotographer_1046 kansascitybirthphotographer_1047 kansascitybirthphotographer_1048 kansascitybirthphotographer_1049 kansascitybirthphotographer_1050 kansascitybirthphotographer_1051 kansascitybirthphotographer_1052 kansascitybirthphotographer_1053 kansascitybirthphotographer_1054 kansascitybirthphotographer_1055 kansascitybirthphotographer_1056 kansascitybirthphotographer_1057 kansascitybirthphotographer_1058 kansascitybirthphotographer_1059 kansascitybirthphotographer_1060 kansascitybirthphotographer_1061 kansascitybirthphotographer_1062 kansascitybirthphotographer_1063 kansascitybirthphotographer_1064 kansascitybirthphotographer_1065 kansascitybirthphotographer_1066

Send aMessage Share onFacebook Tweet toTwitter Pin toPinterest EmailSubscribe

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *