Caroline had a sweet demeanor. She was such a content baby, never fussing as she was passed from person to person. She loved to be cuddled and warm. She loved snuggling with mommy and daddy.
As she grew, she became more alert and we got to know her beautiful blue-gray eyes. She explored the world around her with those eyes, and loved taking in the sights when we moved from room to room. We took pictures at home that captured Caroline’s alert moments in a way that no one else could. However, our amateur photos had lighting and color issues that could use a professional’s touch.
We decided to have a photographer professionally edit our favorite photos taken at home. She went beyond our expectations by removing Caroline’s feeding tube from some of her pictures. Caroline hated that feeding tube. The edited pictures now capture Caroline’s free spirit in a way that you could not see with that plastic tube taped to her cheek or her chin.
I am very protective of my pictures of Caroline. Second to my memories, they are the firmest link to my time with the sweetest baby in the world. I find myself looking at this picture often every day, still amazed at the beautiful miracle I was blessed to meet. Through this photograph I can feel the love in her eyes and remember how it felt to stroke her hair and kiss her forehead.
Every day apart is impossibly hard, but I am so honored to be Caroline’s mom and wouldn’t trade it for anything. Her sweet soul inspires me every moment of every day.