Born prematurely at only 20 weeks’ gestation, this little boy was such a trooper that he fought to live for two full hours. His perfect little soul then left his body. He went from his mother’s arms to the Father’s.
A Fargo photographer, Sandra Rodgers, came to the hospital and asked if she might take some photos of the family—photos that would be for them a forever memory, a beautiful reminder of a beautiful life.
Rodgers is one of many photographers nationwide who offer their talent free of charge as part of the nonprofit organization Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS). According to their website, “the idea of photographing one’s baby may not immediately occur to [families overcome by grief and pain]. Offering gentle and beautiful photography and videography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization.”
d. April 12, 2007