Every once in awhile, you meet a family with a story that reaches right in and grips your heart. Let me introduce you to one of those families. Baby Sawyer came to see me for his newborn photo shoot, and if you’ve ever met me, you know I like to talk, so I struck up a conversation. It wasn’t long before I was mesmerized and listening instead of talking.
You see, Sawyer’s daddy had wanted to start a family for a long time, but his mommy didn’t think that it was time yet. She told me that one day she thought, “well, I’m not getting any younger, let’s do it”. Before they knew, they were expecting! You can imagine the emotions, the joy and happiness, that filled their hearts. It wouldn’t be long until that excitement would turn to fear for the future. You see, two weeks after discovering that they were expecting, Sawyer’s dad would receive news that no one wants to hear, he was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. Their world was rocked, but they decided to not allow this diagnosis to steal their joy, instead, they focused on the positives, mostly, baby Sawyer. He would give them strength to get through the initial diagnosis, all of the treatments, surgery, and multiple hospitalizations. Sawyer was born on July 31st and I am so very happy to tell you that less than 2 weeks after, his dad celebrated his last treatment and is now CANCER FREE!!! Meet Sawyer, his dad, and his mom 🙂