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Navy Baby ~ Maryland Baby, Family, and Portrait Photographer

Sometimes life throws you for one HUGE loop….  And it can be enough to test your faith in an equally big way.  As a result, you must choose one of two options — you could either let it bring you down and then end up destroyed, or, even through the pain, you can count your blessings and celebrate life!  The “K” family just happens to have chosen the latter and are embracing the sweet joys of a beautiful existence here on earth.

A few years ago I met “D” while browsing at Kohl’s.  She was about 8 months pregnant with a baby girl, pushing a stroller with another gorgeous little girl inside, and as moms often do, we just started chatting about (what seemed like) everything under the sun.  And as they say, “The rest is history!” — We’ve been great friends ever since!  She is one of those beautiful and amazing moms who just have it all together — she understands what “family” truly means and is totally fulfilled in every capacity as a wife and mother.

One day her life was turned upside-down when her husband, a Navy pilot, was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  What followed was an unimaginable and frightening series of tests, consultations, heartbreak, tears, and countless prayers.  ”D” remembers that time as just a blurry passing of one day to another, and said she was almost paralyzed by the fear of losing the love of her life.  They spent long hours at National Naval Medical Center where Dr. Mulligan performed the miraculous surgery that removed the tumor.   This surgery happened exactly one year ago on St. Patrick’s Day.  Incredibly, “S” has made a full recovery and he and his family will forever be grateful to Dr. Mulligan, the ICU nurses, interns, and entire staff at NNMC.  The magnitude of this miracle is not lost on the “K” famliy….they know how fragile and delicate life can be, and they really know how blessed they are to have not just survived this traumatic event, but to celebrate and truly cherish all that God has given to them.  ”D” and “S” are strong and resilient and have come through the scariest moment in their life together…and I know it’s because of the pure goodness in their hearts that they have been blessed yet again…this time with beautiful baby boy “K,” third in the “K” family series!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day and the One Year Anniversary of your surgery, “S”!  Here’s to many years of health and happiness!  Cheers!

March 15, 2010 - 10:09 pm Karen - This blog entry brought a tear to my eye, Kerry! Your photos and words said it all... D and S are so thankful for all they've been blessed with, no matter how long and hard the road has been to get there. Thanks for sharing.

March 15, 2010 - 11:06 pm -brittany- - oh wow...what an amazing story and what amazing pictures as well! I am in love with that little guy's hair!

March 16, 2010 - 10:42 am Wendy Kramer - Love these pictures! They are absolutely stunning!! I balled seeing Daddy "S" hat on Baby "K." What a story there is behind that picture. I love you "K" family. Thank you for being such a good friend to "D." You have a wonderful talent. Hope to meet you someday and have my children photographed by you!

March 16, 2010 - 3:21 pm Heather in NC - Beautiful work as always Kerry! So glad to have met you in Jacksonville and I continue to be inspired by your talent.

March 19, 2010 - 8:09 am Sean - Kerry, great job on the pictures, they look great. I hope to be back in the cockpit in a couple of weeks. Prost.

March 19, 2010 - 9:49 am admin - Sean, I am totally shaken and in awe of you and your family...what you've all been through...and you have come out of it with your faces turned toward the sun, and smiling... What JOY! And now you'll be able to FLY toward the sun, again! You are the purest of all inspiration and a blessing beyond measure! Happy FLYING, Sean!

March 25, 2010 - 10:17 am chandra - Beatiful pics and WONDERFUL testimony reflecting just how awesome God is! The pics brought a simle to my face, while the story gave me some added faith to apply to my own life!!! THANK YOU!!!

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