If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you might remember me sharing a prayer request for this photographer. Her 8-week old son had contracted Pertussis and died less than two weeks later. Natalie recently shared a link to these images (taken by fellow photographer Jonathan Canlas) of her son’s funeral and I was deeply moved by them.
His little life is reflected so powerfully in the emotions captured here – everything from his mother’s heartwrenching sorrow to tiny glimpses of joy. It makes me want to purpose to live more fully.
To love more fully.
Because life is but a breath.
“LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be.
Remind me that my days are numbered—
how fleeting my life is.
You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand.
My entire lifetime is just a moment to you;
at best, each of us is but a breath.”
- Psalm 39:4-5 (NLT)