I always struggle to find words that describe walking into a home where a newborn has just taken residence. Every parent must understand the spectrum of emotions that flood your heart and soul when you bring a new baby into a home, your home, and realize life has forever changed. But as a non-parent and typically somewhat of a stranger only there to capture life in an hour or two, it’s a scary and radical honor to step inside.
There is always a fragile peace that blankets every newborn session. It’s a peace I crave and fear, that exudes warmth and overrides a cry. It shouts in the quietest voice and demands reverence to the life that needs you to survive.
Thank you to Macoy and his family for letting us sit in your home, and sharing with us your new life.