a good day & sweet babies


i really can’t thank you enough for praying for us. there is something so powerful about knowing you’re being lifted up. i remember years ago when i was going through a very very hard time how deeply moved it was knowing  friends were covering me in prayer. i learned there how it felt to truly be on the other side of that comment, “i’m praying for you” and feeling desperate that those prayers were what was carrying me through the day. this may certainly be something minor and not serious at all. in fact, had that smiley ride-in-at-the-last-moment ER doctor never mentioned the dreaded word, i probably wouldn’t be all that worried. but he did. i struggle with health fears. i wish i was one of those people that didn’t run down the ‘what if’ trail, but that is huge struggle for me.

anyways. yesterday was an uneventful day. thank goodness. dan felt good enough to head back in to work. he can feel the shortness of breath when walks up & down stairs and as he walks between buildings at school. but he said if he didn’t know something was up, he’d credit it to being 100 degrees. we have an appointment with a GI specialist today as recommend by his internist. & he’s back at work today. yesterday i had some sweet time with one of my girls as a distraction. thank ya’ll again for letting this continue to be a safe place for me to share.

last week madi & i had a great morning photographing these beautiful newborn twins. a little boy & sweet little girl, born at thirty six weeks & perfectly and wonderfully made~


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August 21, 2014 - 7:52 am

patty - so glad to know he is doing better and will continue to keep you both in prayer.

and the babies? precious


August 21, 2014 - 8:41 am

peggy - oh my! Aren’t they the most precious babies ever?! so, so very sweet! you not only captured them as they are now but a glimpse of into the future as well. brother protecting his sister, sister backing him up.

I am glad to hear Dan is some better, continuing to pray. I do understand the going down “that trail”… do it myself and am always so grateful for the prayers of friends. Love you! xoxo

August 21, 2014 - 9:31 am

Rebecca - You know, I don’t think there is anything more precious in this world than a newborn baby. And, here, there are two. So sweet. I am just now seeing the news of Dan’s health woes. I’ll keep him, and you, in my prayers. I do the same thing…worry about the “what if”…its an awful burden. Much love my friend.

August 21, 2014 - 9:35 am

Hannah Avery - What adorable pictures of those sweet babies! Continuing to pray!

August 21, 2014 - 11:26 am

Hannah - beautiful babies! i saw a GIGANTIC dough bowl yesterday at an antique store and thought about you..would be a perfect place to put sleeping babies for photos! and it was a GREAT price!!

August 21, 2014 - 11:57 am

karen - oh those are so beautiful!!! the way they are laying on each other. so sweet!! you did it again!! just capturing sweetness and innocence. glad you are going to doc today. still praying. even more so today. keep us posted!! hey don’t apologize for going down that road. i so get that. given what you have been through– how can you not. when you are not used to getting good news– how can you not? loving you now. karen

August 21, 2014 - 12:23 pm

chrissi - how blessed you are to photograph such beautiful babies. how lucky i feel that you share them with us. they certainly are perfect. praying that dan’s appointment goes smoothly♥

August 21, 2014 - 9:05 pm

Jane @ See Jane Learn - I am lifting you and Dan’s health up in prayer! Waiting is the worst…The babies are amazing and so is your photography. Love those swaddle blankets! I get the pleasure of seeing Mamas as their babies develop and then as they grow, since I work at a wonderful baby boutique in my town called Charlie Barnes. Seeing & holding babies is SO therapeutic~hope you get peace and joy as you photograph.

August 21, 2014 - 9:10 pm

Andrea - Paige…still sending prayers to you all…… btw…those babies are precious!

August 21, 2014 - 9:42 pm

Cindy - Paige, Praying for all of you today. I think we’re all wired for the what if worries. Just wanted to let you know that as a family we’ve been to the ER several times, and the ER docs never fail to go to the worst case scenario. I think that somehow it’s exciting to them and grueling for the patient. Praying for strength, good news and an easy days ahead.

August 21, 2014 - 9:59 pm

Rebecca - Paige,
Sending all my love and prayers your and Dan’s way. I am holding out hope that everything is ok and all tests come back negative. Always thinking of you, Dan and the girls even though I still reside in Northern VA. Would love to get back to Atlanta one day!

August 22, 2014 - 6:09 pm

tara - beautiful.

August 23, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Amy - I am sorry Dan is experiencing health issues, Paige! I totally understand when you say that you struggle with health fears. I do too. Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with a disease of my nervous system and about five months later, they found a tumor on my spinal cord. I was given a year to live, and I had a 5 mo. baby…my first born! It was horrific anxiety and although they were wrong, I believe that experience in now “ingrained” into my mind. It’s like I almost have PTSD in a way. Every strange feeling in my body alarms me and I go “down that road”. Ugh!

Considering your experience with your first husband, I can totally see your concern with Dan. People that have not had health crises just don’t understand. But, I do! And, will pray for you and Dan.

Take care! XO Amy Hodge