#TheChavezLees Twins - Shower of Troy & Celebration of Lincoln
OUR FIRST BABY SHOWER - It didn’t come together in a conventional manner.
I didn't get a birth story. I didn't get newborn photos. As an individual who’s used to using the camera to tell powerful stories, that has been really difficult for me. But as I have been documenting Troy’s journey, and especially after getting these photos (thank you Red Creative!), I have realized I wouldn't trade this experience for anything.
This is my family. Delwyn and I have TWO babies, one earth-side and one heaven-side! Our life, though different than expected, is divine. Those cords and wires you see attached to our sweet Troy in the photos above when he was in the NICU are beautiful, and in the end, we finally got to bring him home one week after his baby shower.
His development in the hospital for nearly three months is just irreplaceable. Delwyn and I have learned to fully embrace every part of his journey... even though we counted every second until he finally became cord-free. As much as I want to fast forward a year and forget about these past crazy and scary months, this is his story. Every tube, every machine, every square inch of the NICU - God has used to save his life. And we will celebrate this chapter forever.