This recent photo shoot of Aimee Star produced a pile of gorgeous pictures that I cannot seem to digest. Thus ... the delay in posting them. Redemption knocks on my hard head as I flounder to swallow the power of this moment in our lives. I am mostly failing to wrap my tired brain around the reality of this explosive good news, sewn into a tapestry of deep losses. Thus ... one photo at a time through, likely over a long time. I must take my time processing this beauty. Here is one ... the rest will be posted in time.
Born on May 12, 2020, Aimee Star was discharged from the hospital to go home on June 18, 2020. After a long, hard, fight for her life and health, we finally got to go home. A dear friend showed up to capture the moment with and for us. I describe the experience of carrying Aimee home as walk through Psalm 126 ...
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dreamed.
2 Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
3 The Lord has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.
4 Restore our fortunes,[c] Lord,
like streams in the Negev.
5 Those who sow with tears
will reap with songs of joy.
6 Those who go out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with them.
Katie Luse is a speaker and writer who is passionate about navigating life with eyes on a hunt for beauty.