Shreveport, Louisiana Family Photographer | Hanna's Mommy and Me Session


WOW! Over a year ago, I met an incredible family. A family who stole my heart. A strong independent family. A family who never gave up. A family who fought for their son. I did not know at the time this family would make such a huge impact on me. They keep me updated with Rhyatt. We stay connected. When we talk and some days are not the best, she still manages to smile and say, "but we are making progress." They have been through so many ups and downs this year. SO many hospital visits and still stay strong. I seriously can not believe how big Rhyatt has gotten. He can pull up and soon he will be walking. He is getting stronger everyday. His smile can brighten anyone's day. So much personality and he loves to stick his tongue out but that is not new. Haha. (missing Colton but he was behind me. We did not forget him).

I am so thankful I was able to meet Rhyatt and his amazing family! I knew they were going through a lot. Lately things have been better but a couple of days ago, Rhyatt had a seizure. This poor family was left without answers. They will now travel to Houston for more answers. Please pray for them! 

Here is his story:

"I remember the day we found out about Rhyatt's cleft lip and possible cleft palate. I think I cried the entire day (and many days after that too). It was our first baby and hearing that something may be "wrong" with him just broke my heart. Once it was confirmed he had a cleft lip, it felt like a whirlwind of nothing but doctors appointments for the remainder of my pregnancy. They told us a little of what to expect and how to prepare. They also told us all about the numerous surgeries he would have to have. I felt so overwhelmed. No one wants to hear anything other than your baby is perfect in every single way! I remembering asking God "WHY? This is too much. I'm not strong enough for this!" 
On July 2, 2017 at 9:23 PM I found out exactly why. As I was holding my precious baby boy for the first time, I swear my heart stopped for a split second. He was so perfect in every single way. I knew God made Colton and I his parents because Rhyatt needed us and we needed him. We love him so much and can't wait to see his already big personality grow even bigger."