I don’t know how many people follow this blog. I know one time I had 10 (!) comments. That was a good day. For those of you who are out there, a little guy needs your help.
See, ever since I decided to start this sure path to lunacy that has been starting this photography business, I’ve been following Natalie Norton. Her pictures are beautiful, with a unique style one can only hope to achieve. More than that, she’s been an inspiration and a fountain of knowledge. She is also the mother of 8 week old Gavin who is currently grievously ill. I won’t lie, I’m not sure what has made the baby so sick. You can read her account on her blog: natalienortonphoto.com. All I know is that Gavin is fighting for his life and they are in need of prayers.
Now, I’m not an overtly religious person. Make no mistake, I have faith and tons of it, but I’m not a fan of any particular religion. I feel like things work best on a personal level. Jewel said it best in her poem God Exists Quietly when she wrote, ” I knew Him best not in churches, but/alone with the sun shining on me through the trees.” I do, however, believe strongly in the power of prayer. I prayed for my aunt, whose spirit I feel with me everyday, and for my dad’s health and for the health of my family. I pray in gratitude. I pray for understanding. I pray.
I also believe in the power of faith.
Gavin needs both prayer and faith that he can recover from this illness that has forced his little body to swell so much his mother can barely recognize him. I’ve never met little Gavin or even know Natalie personally. All I know is that I want this little guy to make it.
I’m not a mom yet and so can’t even fathom what Natalie and her husband are going through. Truth be told, I hope I never have to know. So I’ll pray. For Gavin. For his little body to right itself and grow stronger. I hope you’ll join me.