“…and she gave birth to a son; and she named him Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked him of the LORD.” 1 Samuel 1:20
The last time I had seen Roman and Chantal was when I photographed their wedding at Emily Moon just outside Plett. I was beyond excited to hear that in the meantime they had become parents to a beautiful little boy called Samuel. When Chantal messaged me to say that they would be in Plett for the holidays and wanted a family shoot, I couldn’t wait to see them again and meet their gorgeous miracle boy.
Hearing the story of Samuel’s unexpected premature arrival and the complications that had arisen during the birth process, I gained a deep respect for Chantal and Roman- and especially for Mr Samuel. The months that followed Sammy’s birth were mostly spent in hospital fighting for his life and challenged them all to the core of who they are. Every day is still a challenge, but armed with faith, hope and love they continue to take each trial head on.
Dearest Roman and Chantal- what a privilege to have heard your phenomenal story and to have met precious little Samuel. He is too cute for words and so blessed to have you as his parents. He can rest assured knowing he will always be loved and cared for in the best way possible, and I am sure he will grow up to be such a kind and caring soul as a result. May the Lord continue to guide you, strengthen you and encourage you as you look after this precious gift that has been entrusted to you. You guys are a great inspiration and have a very special place in my heart! sending all my love xxx