If a photo could speak a million words and emotions, this would be the one. In fact, it took my breath away as I looked through my camera and hit the button to release the shutter.
This is the moment and the photo I’ve wanted to take for years.
Can you count the balloons? There is a strategic amount in this photo. Five. Five balloons to signify the five other positive pregnancy tests. The five other times they were excited for a new life. The five times where the earth turned dark. Five times where mourning was unbearable. Five.
But there is one. One Sally. One sweet amazing life that changed it all. She is perfect. Through her life she has also created a mom and dad. One is all it took. One life that changed the course of these two lives.
This picture takes my breath away. Not because I took it and not because of the color or composition or exposure. It’s because no word in the english language can express what is happening here. Redemption for a family wrapped into one photo.
And it all points to Jesus. The One. One is all we need to change the course of hurt and pain we have endured.
All we need is The One.