The Creative Archives ~ One Year Later ~ {Arizona Documentary Photographer}

November 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

One year a go, on November 1, 2016, my youngest and my only son was admitted to Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, after rushing him to the ER. He was diagnosed with appendicitis at just  4 years old! It had started tearing but was hard to tell becuase of his size. The next day on November 2, 2016 he had surgery to remove his appendix.  Because it was in a position behind other organs, a position that is only found in 1 out of 1,000 people in the general population, the tear had been contained! Praise God! Those were the words that literally escaped my mouth on a breath I hadn't realized I'd been holding until that moment.  He was put on a trial antibiotic as well for a 5 day course {another amazing way God showed He was there}. I could go on and on about the ways He was there. We settled in for the 5 day stay and put all our faith in God. 


As a travel documentary photographer I captured these days we stayed there. A year later, I remember these days as I share them for the first time publicaly. I remember how God was surely there in the fear, the unknowing and waiting. This was just the beginning of a year that was one of the hardest we {as a family} have ever faced, more to come on that later as well. But God has surely been there in it ALL. Even the last morning before we were released I was up at sunrise and seeing {as well as capturing!} God's beauty and knowing He was reminding me He was there. 


I share these with you now, praying you too will know His hope and ever present Presence. 


Love & Blessings. May you too always find His Beauty in the journey. 

Anna 

P.S. I just cannot leave this without also thanking again the amazing staff at Rady's Children's Hospital of San Diego and the clinical trial staff as well as all the volunteers at Ronald McDonald's House in San Diego. Also to all my friends and family who gave rides, messaged me during his surgery, helped with food and our girls during the stay, etc... as well as all the prayer warriors out there, thank you again!!!! 

 

     To see the full collection, please follow the link to the gallery here: http://www.selahphotographysd.com/p685224355

 

 


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