I wanted to write something powerful and full of meaning about this part of the family session I did Saturday. But there is too much emotion for me in it for me. I can't find words to express a journey that I've watched for almost a year as this family celebrated the birth of their daughter and faced the grief a losing her a month later. This photo is technically not the best and there are some other really great ones of their family...but this one stopped me in my tracks. To me it is a tangible expression of the trust and faith Tyler and Cayce have in God. It is a testimony to His faithfulness to comfort in the face of a tragedy that every parent is afraid of having to face.
When they lost Liberty I kept thinking of this verse,
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair (2 Corinthians 4:7-8 ESV)
I love this picture because I think it shows the truth of that verse.
For me, now I know what it looks like to face that kind of loss, to deal with that kind of grief and still trust God.
I am more thankful than I can express to have been a part of it.