Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Just The Three of Us

So much to be thankful for...


Nate

86 comments:

Susanna said...

That is an absolutely beautiful picture!!

Unknown said...

I love it... what an awesome picture. :)

Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) said...

That's just fantastic! Thanks for sharing it with us...

The Murray Crew said...

Now that's a framer! =) Nice job, Nate!
When will you be hosting an online photography course? =)

The Wades said...

Adorably beautiful!

Paige Hinrichs said...

Beautiful in so many ways. Gotta turn that into a canvas.

cmziall said...

Nate, you have quite a gift in your photography. I'm sure God gave you that gift for a reason and you are using it very well.

I just finished watching the news segment. . .they did a great job and I, too, had tears! Tricia is absolutely beautiful! It's hard to believe she is struggling like she is and looks that good. God is protecting your family and I pray that he brings you your next miracle soon and you and Tricia can take your little girl home!

God Bless,
Michelle in MO

Elizabeth said...

perfect in so many ways!!

Holloway Clan said...

Breathtaking!
Becky

Katie Lamont said...

This is absolutly without a doubt one of my favorite pictures ever!

Deb and Sean said...

This is your most stunning photo ..... yet!

Sara said...

Wonderful picture!

Ellen said...

Best picture yet!!

Candi said...

What an awesome picture!!

Blue Maiden said...

There are times when I too am overcome with thankfulness for what our God has done, is doing and will do!

Anonymous said...

Want to know what I noticed guys?

Trici'a hand is touching Nathan's hand WITHOUT GLOVES.

Inga longman said...

hi nat,tricia and baby Gwyneth
my name is inga and i have been following your story from the 1st day tricia was taken in to hospital to the birth of your daughter,i myself suffer from cystic fibrosis and live in the uk,the photo of all three of you is a beautiful one.sending my love and praying tricia will get her new lungs very soon,(((hugs to you all)))
love and god bless

inga and family xx

Em said...

Beautiful, just Beautiful

marcia said...

Oh, Wow!(I've been saying that a lot lately!!:)) Kangaroo time...and Mommy and Daddy touching hands with NO gloves! What a wonderful family moment for all of you...and an absolutely priceless picture! Looks like Gwyneth gets her beautiful long fingers from Mommy, too :) Thank you for sharing!

Haley & Dustin said...

hand pictures are the best. i've got to say i'm very jealous of one thing....tricia's fingers do not looked clubbed at all. i have fonky beatle nails!!!!

Carmen said...

That is a beautiful picture!!!

Annette said...

That is a beautiful picture! I hpe you get lots of photos printed (not just on the pc) and does Tricia scrapbook? (No I dont sell scrapbook stuff!) I just love scrapbooking and love looking a photos and yours are always so great.

www.smithfamilyx6.blogspot.com

The Mac Fam said...

precious and priceless. blessings from Florida.
P.S. Still praying.

lizcannon said...

Wow!

Becky said...

That is a gorgeous picture in so many ways! That's twice I've had tears of joy in my eyes today because of you. May God continue to bless you and your family!

Meredith said...

I agree with "The Murray Crew"... blow that pic up and frame it! Great picuture!
Meredith

suzie said...

Priceless!

Praying.

Much love to you all.

Christy Lockstein said...

I was an only child, so whenever I'd hear the song Just the Two of Us, I'd change the words to Just the Three of Us and sing it that way. I loved being my parents' baby girl. What a beautiful picture!

purejoy said...

breathtaking!

Psalmist said...

God is all over the three of you!

Andria said...

perfection!

daralala said...

This picture is so incredibly beautiful in every way.

<3

Rich and Lauren said...

u guys are amazing :)

Amy said...

What a gorgeous family photo!

My Busy Boys said...

She (they) is a very precious gifts, both girls. I love it and pray for you guys daily. This photo made me cry. Tears of joy!
Thanks for sharing with me. God has truly Blessed you and us for all the greatness

Kim

mrsrubly said...

nate thanks for sharing!! this pic is just priceless!

Emily said...

What a fantastic picture!

Jennifer said...

Praise God for kangaroo care and for Tricia's ability to be there and experience!!

Kelly said...

This is my favorite picture that you've taken. It is absolutely gorgeous!! Gwyneth's hair looks to be turning quite brown!

Ginny said...

WOW! That is a gorgeous photo in so many ways. Definitely one for the wall for all to see.

Kay said...

Neat picture! And NO gloves!!!

RiLes said...

Ok, that's one of my all time favorites...thanks for sharing it! :)

Kristi said...

That is one of the most incredibly moving photos I have ever seen! Thank you for sharing it with us! Much love - Bamagirl!!!

Carol said...

I'm so glad that you're getting to do the kangaroo care again and that all three of you are together!

I Speak Refugee, Let's Chat! said...

Hands on a miracle!

Nadine said...

Amazing picture! Simply beautiful!

Jane said...

LOVE IT!!! and how adorable Little Gwyneth's hand on her daddy...palm to skin, fingers spread, trying to feel. Beautiful!!!

praying for lungs and weight gain!

Steph said...

What a beautiful picture!

Aspiemom said...

EXCELLENT picture! You need to blow that up and put it on Tricia's wall for when she's discouraged.
Aspiemom

Harris Boys said...

aw, absolutely beautiful! goose bumps all the way!

~j~ said...

You just keep em coming and i keep running to the store to buy more kleenex...
this picture is so powerful and conveys such love and hope.
absolutely beautiful.

Rachel said...

Love the new picture. Just beautiful!!! I would love to see a picture of her tiny feet in your hand to show some perspective on the size of her feet. I also just think baby feet are absolutely beautiful. Praying lots for you all.
Rachel in PA

Unknown said...

Breathtaking!!!!

Marsmile said...

Adorable!! :-D

NCBeachMom said...

Oh, that is a great picture!

CJolly said...

A picture says a thousand words...

Patience Leino said...

we love YOU guys so much! honestly, we're totally pumped to be seeing you tomorrow night. here's wishing peaceful dreams to the lawrensons, three.

Stacemoe said...

That is the sweetest picture!!! You are so blessed!!!! Gwyneth is lucky to have such terrific parents!

Patty Honeycutt said...

Priceless! God bless!

Emmie said...

You've put up so many beautiful pictures over the last couple of months but I think this has to be the most beautiful of them all. You are all so lucky to have each other xxxxx

Tracy P. said...

I noticed the gloves right away too (just after I noticed how great the picture was). So did you get in trouble for that? And what do they do to you if you break the rules? Shut down your wireless service so you won't be able to post those photos that you aren't supposed to be taking? I mean, Tricia may be a model patient, but Nate, I gotta say, I bet you push the limits. (Good for you. I'm sure Tricia loves that. :-D )

Joyful Mom ~ Karla said...

This is a very touching picture. From one former NICU parent to another, don't you just love kangaroo care? God bless your precious family.

Hugs and prayers from El Paso,
Karla

not up to code said...

Nate

I have been following your blog for several months now. I don't even remember how I came across it at this point. Thank you for sharing your family and faith with us lurkers out in cyberspace.

Please don't be discouraged by the people who want to criticize or object to your choices. No one knows what decisions they would make in your shoes unless they are actually in you shoes. This is just one thing I believe God has been teaching me through my own illness and I hope you can find a way to not let it get to you. Even the most sincere people can say the stupid-est things without understanding.

I have found so much encouragement and hope in your postings. I have a bad pair of lungs myself along with a genetic immune deficiency that often keeps me up at night(well - that combined with steroids) but often times you and Tricia and Gwyneth come to mind in the middle of the night and I have used that time to pray for your family. I have been blessed with two children myself and know the struggle of keeping up with two young, active children when some days I can barely drag my own body up the stairs. So, maybe I kinda know how to pray for you guys. Please know that I will continue to pray for strength for you and you girls.

Andrea Amu said...

What a gorgeous photo!

Praise God!

Kate said...

That is a gorgeous picture and should absolutely be framed for your wall when you get home.

Q's NEWS said...

That picture literally takes my breath away. And so much more hair!!! She may be gaining weight slowly but she has a ton more hair than she used to! What a cutie!

What ever happened to "The Story of Us" series? It can't be over because you left us hanging before Tricia ever even went on a date with you! So, in your spare time (she says giggling), can you whip up a chapter or two?

I bet we will all see you, Tricia with new lungs and a very healthy, strong baby on Oprah one day, sharing their story with the rest of the world.

You guys are my heroes! Love from WV,

Susan

Pamela said...

Beautiful. Just the three of us is such a wonderful place to be. And seeing Tricia's bare hand touching your bare hand...that must have been awesome for you guys!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful.

Grow little Gwyneth, Grow! :)

Praying, diligently, for each of you.

Debbie said...

What a beautiful picture and a great memory. I would think this was a very special time. As everyone the no gloves thing jumped right out.

Jenn said...

Beautiful!!!

Jen in Al said...

Beautiful!!!!!! praying...jen in al

Katy said...

Wow! Loving this one! Great job, Daddy!

Unknown said...

BEAUTIFUL.

Anonymous said...

Amazing

Linda said...

Nate, you should write a book!!! You could probably get half of it writen while Tricia is resting and you are not holding Gwyneth. It would be an interest for those in the medical field, as well on a spiritual level. Not only would it be another source of income, but it would be an avenue of telling of God's love and protection even in the toughest times. Just think of those that would spend eternity in heaven after reading your families story. This picture is precious, along with all the others. God bless your family. Prayers from Rome, GA.

Unknown said...

beautiful photos of baby ..

Melinda said...

beautiful photo! a picture says a thousand words ;)

Unknown said...

So beautiful!

Chelle' said...

I like the picture of you holding Gwyneth and you and Tricia looking over your shoulders to the camera best.

But this BY FAR is my second favorite of all the pictures.

I love it.

Ashley said...

Precious photo. really, just beautiful.

val said...

that picture says it all.

Beautiful!!

Jenny said...

Definitely the coolest picture! :)
I love it!

twin power mommy ♥ said...

how awesome! that is a neat pic.
thanks: )

Anonymous said...

Beautifully photographed and well said - such glorious gifts to be thankful for.

AlaneM said...

Wow, that one got me teary eyed!! Beautiful.

Lauren M said...

THE most beautiful picture I have EVER seen. I drove by Nag's Head Church Tuesday on the way to visit friends in Manteo. "That's Nate and Tricia's church!" I told my 2 girls. We all thought of you and in doing that sent messages to God to keep you all.