Thursday, November 3, 2011

Photoshoot

Chaia has had an incredible day.

First the medical side: She was on CPAP with a plan to give her an hour off the CPAP on Hi-flo oxygen to see how her body would respond. They began that process at 11 a.m. and it is now 5 p.m. and she is still on the Hi-flo...the doctors are so pleased that they are going to let her stay on the Hi-Flo the rest of the day and then think about CPAP for overnight!

Second the photoshoot: So Sarah Ishler, who we met this morning caught wind of the blog from someone else we don't know...who got it from someone else who we don't know from someone we do know...who knows Kevin Bacon (kidding)...is a photographer. She connected with us and said she'd like to capture Chaia's journey for us through her lens. Her business is called Sarah Marie Photography and I couldn't recommed her any more highly...and we've only seen two pictures so far!


We will post more in the next few weeks.

Thanks to Sarah and her husband Kevin for making a day that is already worth celebrating that much better.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fabulous photos! Praise GOd for a great Day!

Amy Starkey said...

Yay, Chaia! So glad she is doing well. The pictures are beautiful! We continue to pray for you all. You are such an inspiration!

Meg and Gee said...

what an incredible day. Praising God for and with you all! :)The pictures are gorgeous! Love it!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful. I pray for you guys all the time. You can add Virginia to the list of locations :)
April in Centreville VA

MamaMarty said...

Praising God for His Incredible Blessing! Wonderful photos!

Anonymous said...

My goodness...words are so inadequate right now!! How wonderful...how beautiful!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pics and can't wait to see more. God...thank you for the miracles you are performing in and through little Chaia...and her awesome mom and dad!! Love you all...and of course...always praying!! :)

Your cuz in NY

Anonymous said...

Love it, love it, love it! Such a gorgeous family (of course, we are related!). We are SO very proud of you and your courage and strength. And your wisdom - I know, that one was hard to say (hehe). We love you and continue to kneel and lift you up! <3 The Franks'

Beth Honnold said...

I LOVE the pictures!! I love the story behind the beauty of your little girl! I love the way the Lord is working through Chaia!!
Zephaniah 3:17 "THe Lord your God is with you Chaia, He is MIGHTY to SAVE. He will take GREAT DELIGHT in you Chaia Joy, He will QUIET you with HIS LOVE, He will REJOICE over you with singing!!" ...love ya

Anonymous said...

And the blessings keep flowing. God is good all the time. Beautiful pictures! Priceless!
Love, the McGurks

Amanda said...

Everyday that we read your blog and get to share this experience is another day worth celebrating! The pictures are great and we are still praying strong and praising God everyday :)

Omlette27 said...

Sarah Ishler is a friend of mine who had posted your blog. Today I started reading July and haven't been able to walk away from the computer until I got to today's post. I will be following every day and praying for Chaia. When Sarah said that she had the chance to take pictures of Chaia, I knew she was the right person, as she took pictures of my son at 3 days old, the day before his Daddy left for Afghanistan. She is an amazing photographer and I'm glad that she is able to give you guys the gift that she posesses! So far the pictures are beautiful! Chaia is a beautiful little girl!!! Those eyes get me!!! Stay strong Chaia!!! : )
-Sara

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful! What an amazing story Chaia will have to tell when she is older! So many prayers and such a warrior! Continuing healing Miss Chaia Joy!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Simply beautiful!

The Blake Family said...

Praise God for the incredible day!! The pictures are beautiful brought tears to my eyes! Thank you for sharing, cant wait to see more! God Bless and continuing to pray!!

Anonymous said...

excited about the pictures but even more excited about the CPAP progress...way to go, Chaia...keep going little one and we'll keep praying!!!

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD AND PRAISE GOD AGAIN AND AGAIN for HIs mercies are never ending!!! The news regarding the CPAP is totally awesome/fabulous/outstanding--kick dupa CHAIA JOY! I have cried tears of pure joy with the blog of yesterday and todays even more for all three of you. The pictures can not be described with words-beautiful to say the least.God has a plan for not only Chaia but Mom & Dad as well, and I don't think any of us can even begin to imagine what it is!!! You have all blessed my life beyond words-thank you and prayers are never ceasing for you all. Glen & Denise Sayre

Anonymous said...

Your family and your little girl are inspiring me to be a better person... just wanted you to know that. I was in a bit of a dark place and having a pity party, but your blog is turning things around for me. Thank you so much for sharing your story. Your little girl is beautiful and her, you, and your wife are in my prayers. And thank you so much for helping teach me how to pray :o)

Anonymous said...

God bless the three of you ! He sure knew you two had the strength and love to endure the trials.

Courtney said...

so beautiful!!!

Cathy said...

The pictures are beautiful, Chaia has the most amazing eyes. Praise the Lord for another good day...

Steph said...

The pictures are gorgeous and I'm so glad you'll have those as momentoes of this journey! As beautiful as the pictures are though, the real deal is even better. ;) Thanks for letting me visit tonight and pray with you all!

Blaireli said...

Beautiful. <3

snoke said...

Such a beautiful family! Thanks so much for sharing. So excited to hear that things are going well. We continue to pray and are sending you all of our love! Chaia certainly is a warrior princess and an inspiration to all of us! We continue to pray for Jack too. Hope things are still going well for him and his family! The Snoke's

Becky Remaley said...

I'm praying for Chaia and the whole family, I can't tell you how proud I am of 2 parents that lovingly walks thru this storm. She is a beautiful baby and I know God has plans for her life, I haven't read where donations are accepted, I know your expenses are huge, please don't worry about everything your HEAVENLY FATHER WILL SEE IT GETS PAID, I PROMISE YOU THAT, I LOVE THE VIDEO so funny mama can joke at a time like this Chaia doesn't know whats going on and laughter is her best medicine, please add me to your blog, your sister in Christ Becky Remaley

Anonymous said...

Chaia is absolutely beautiful. A true gift from God. Praise God that she is continuing to improve. Will keep praying.