"My Sleeping Angel," (Lompoc, Santa Barbara Co., California). Digital Image. Photographed by Elizabeth O'Neal, June 14, 2006.
If my house was on fire, and I could only save one photograph, this would be the one for which I would risk life and limb to resuce.
My beautiful daughter was exactly 2 weeks old, and she was tuckered out from taking her very first bath. I needed a photo for her birth announcements and thought this the perfect time to try to snap some shots. After a little image editing, the above photo was the end result.
This photo has become so special and personal to me that I was, at first, reluctant to share it in this forum. I haven't yet talked about my struggle with infertility here on my blog, but I suppose that I will someday since I know there are many women out there who suffer with the same condition that I do.
But for now, suffice it to say that it was very difficult for me to get - and stay - pregnant, and seeing our daughter born perfect and healthy was nothing short of a miracle to us.
She's two years old now... but she'll always be the sweet angel in this picture to me.
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