Monday, February 8, 2010

Bronson's True Colors...

Just thought you might like to see what Baby Brons looked like
before all of the tubes and wires...
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I am a card carrying member of the Mamrazzi, after all.
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(For those of you who don't actually KNOW me, I own a portrait photography business.
My own boys are, of course, my very favorite subject matter!)
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These are Bronson's most recent True Colors Portraits...
A series of Monochromatic Images I created from his 12 Month Session
to remind me of all the expressions we love most at this age...
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Love, love, LOVE that smile!
Mmmm... mmm... mmm!
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He has always been a "watcher"...
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Big, bright eyes taking in the world around him...
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And then there's that tongue of his...
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Always out in concentration.
Just like his Daddy and his big brother Dayne.
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And this look of absolute, unmistakable worry...
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He was a born worry-wart. Made this face from birth. Literally.
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And his red-hot temper...
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Of all our boys, he has by far the shortest fuse.
He's pretty outspoken about what he wants!
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And then that crooked little grin with the contagious giggle...
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Oh, how I love that giggle...
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{Sigh}
I miss it tonight...

63 comments:

Silke said...

Wonderful pictures of a great little boy!!!! Thanks for sharing!
The Jakob family from Germany

Bethany said...

He is adorable and you must be very talented to capture all of that in one session! I may have to book you later!

Natalie said...

Oh my goodness, he is darling. Those eyes, those lips, that smile. He's just cute as can be.

Taylor and Jana said...

He is a beautiful little boy and his joy is contagious!

Jacee Zyler and Zaiden said...

i just want to tell you he is very handsom and once again he is in my prayes i follow you guys at least 10 times a day to see any new up dates god bless you sara i know you will make it and so will he

Anonymous said...

prayers sorry

Shmonae said...

Hah! Too cute. I can just picture you trying to make him laugh, cry, and then worry. Now that's talent!

mckenzie said...

Oh, he is so cute. I saw that you went to BYUI for your photo major. I am a art major emphasis in photography at byui right now! Such a sweet little boy!

renae said...

i prayed and fasted for your sweet boy yesterday... talked about him a little bit with my MIL. we were surprised when, today, she got an email from her friend, dr. nelson on behalf of his grandson.... small world on these internets. just wanted you to know that you all have been in our thoughts and prayers. he is a beautiful boy, and just a month older than my dane. i snuggle him a little tighter now.... hugs to you.

Steph said...

He is such a beautiful, sweet little boy.

You are all in our prayers.

Kierstin said...

These are such beautiful pictures of your precious baby...he is SO handsome! You are so talented too...I love all of the colors and the pictures are just gorgeous-they show his sweet personality so well. It brings tears to my eyes reading how you miss his sweet giggle...I hope and pray that you get to hear it again VERY VERY soon!! ((((HUGS))))

Absolutelywhyaard said...

As mummies and photographers we are forever creating memories! These are such special ones!
Blessings and prayers being sent from Australia!!!!!!!

Anna K. said...

I am praying for Bronson and your family. He is such a cutie!

Marianna said...

Darling of course!!! Were praying that little smile finds it's way back here to us soon! Love you!!!

TARA WARTHEN MADSEN said...

Sara - I wrote you a few days ago and have been continuously following your blog and Bronson's Facebook page for updates. I pray for Bronson in my own silent prayers, and we pray for Bronson aloud as a family. My children are about the same age as Daynen and Bronson. (I think of Daynen a lot too... Bronson's little helper!). I was thinking of you today - I know you already know this, but if I may share: I've had some tragic losses in my life. Lost 3 babies at 5 weeks and thought I could never have children - I gave it to the Lord completely. After 5 1/2 years of trying, praying, pleading... my prayers were answered and I have two beautiful boys of my own. I look back at ALL of my earthly trials and know, 100%, that they made me stronger and helped grow my faith in the gospel. I am so incredibly amazed at how Bronson's story and message is being carried around the globe. Your recent tragedy and current SUCCESS will undoubtedly change people's lives for the better. You are already making good mothers and fathers even better. Thank you for having the courage to share your story with us. I hope to meet you one day and see that incredible smile on your baby's face!!!!!!

Carly said...

we wont stop praying for you and him! he is ADORABLE. i keep checking your blog all day long thanks for updating us!

{jane} said...

one thing is for sure, you & matt know how to have handsome boys! love these pictures of bronson, so cute to see his personality in each photo. i'm expecting we'll hear that giggle, soon, with patience.

xoxo.

Crystal :@) said...

It is soo good to hear that Bronson is making such good progress. I have been keeping your family in my daily thoughts and prayers. Keep having strong FAITH. Your Amazing!!

Doug and Shasta said...

I am up and awake very early this morning and I started to read someones blog that led me to your blog. I have no words except that I am so sorry. I am glad I was able to read the whole thing and I honestly hope and pray your little boy will continue to get better. Thank you for blogging during this horrible time. You will appreciate that later. I had twins in the NICU for 15 weeks just recently (one is still there) and I blogged about it when I could. I am glad it was written down, although I didn't want to do it.
I have no words. I can give you an e-hug and offer prayers to the Lord in your behalf, and your sons. I am glad you have such a great ward and great friends and family. Your family will now be in our hearts and prayers here in VA. -Shasta

Ashley said...

Thank you for sharing these sweet pictures with us! We've never met, but I found your blog through another site that I visit. I pray for little Bronson quite often, and find myself checking your blog 2 or 3 times a day to see how the little guy is doing! He is just beautiful, as are all of your children. I pray that God will hold this little one in His hands and heal his little body. And I pray for strength for the rest of you as you walk down this road. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

Saralyn said...

Like many of the other people who have commented, I do not "know" you personally either. I heard of your blog from another site. I want you to know that I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family. I was reading in Mosiah 3 today and thinking about your family. I know the Atonement has made Bronson pure. I know it can atone for whatever mortal "mistakes" you may feel you have made, and I know it can bring you joy, whatever the outcome of this struggle. I will continue to pray that the miracles you are seeking will come to you. I know our Heavenly Father can make those miracles happen, and I know that the greatest miracle, the Atonement, is already there for us to access. I pray you will feel that power daily.

Sue said...

He sure looks like his Mama! You'll be seeing those bright eyes and sweet smile very soon. With all those yoga moves Bronson's sure to whip that little body of his into shape in no time!

Jeannie Reeves Photography said...

He is adorable!!!!!! I was not aware of the Bronson facebook page.. I will have to look for that. I follow your blog daily and almost every few hours.. for just a hint of good news. For someone that I dont know and you dont know.. You guys sure are weighing heavy on my heart!

confused homemaker said...

I came here by way of "Pooba" and wanted to let you know I'm praying for your son & your whole family.

Jessy and Kurt Antonino!!!! said...

I came to your blog by Jane, I want to let you know that you are a SUPER MOM! my family and I are praying for little Bronson to feel better soon, he is very handsome boy!

BenLand said...

what a gorgeous little guy....

hang in there..the world is praying for you all :)

.Lane and Jesika. said...

I was sent the link to your blog by a friend, and even though I do not know you personally, I feel as if I know you. As I sat reading your blog last night, tears streamed down my face as I recognized your amazing amounts of courage and strength you posses at such a crucial time. I hope and pray for your little B, but also for your beautiful family. I hope that if I am ever faced with trials such as this, I will have a fraction of the strength and courage that you do. Thank you for sharing your story. Our hearts are with you.
-Lane and Jesika Gardiner

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your story with us. There's nothing a mother fears more than a hurt child. My heart goes out to you and the rest of your family. Branson will remain in my prayers. You are a very strong women and you will get through this I can tell..

Anonymous said...

He is absolutely beautiful. KEEP YOUR FAITH. This little man WILL return to you whole.

FRANK AND HEATHER MAILE said...

SIMPLY ADORABLE! Still praying and thinking of you guys non stop!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your story and keeping us all updated. I've never met you or any of your family, and yet you all are constantly on my mind and in my prayers.
My aunt went through something similar to this just recently- her youngest was backed over (over her head) No doctors expected her to live, they all said to let her go.... today, she is an active (just barely) 3 year old. This is all due to her momma's strong, strong faith- the same strong faith I see from you.
You will continue to be in our prayers!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, he is so beautiful! I loved cooked grins, they are my favorite.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. You and your precious angel are in my heart and in my prayers. I think about you guys a million times a day. Thank you for keeping us posted.

The Johnson Crew said...

We don't know each other but your blog was pointed out to me by a friend. I am so sorry you are having to endure this heartache. Reading your blog brought back so many memories and tears. Hold on to your hope and let the Lord guide you. I loved sacrament meetings at Primary's. There is a spirit there that is undescribable. I will pray for your family and hope for the best for little Bronson. It sounds like he is a fighter and has a mind of his own. Major plus!!
Hugs!!

Hollie said...

I'm yet another that doesn't know you personally, but has been very touched by your story. I spent 10 months with my daughter at PCMC in 2008. We spent 3 solid months in the PICU that summer, with 5 weeks intubated. I can identify in some ways with the nightmare that you're living. No mother (or father!) ever wants something like this to happen to their child. I am so touched by your story. By your faith and courage during adversity. I hope and pray for a speedy recovery for Bronson. You and your family are in my constant thoughts and prayers. Please take care of yourself. From someone who's been there....take time to rest. You will need it once he's out of the PICU and doesn't have a nurse at his bedside 24/7. Take advantage of a good night's sleep, even if it is only in the sleep cells. I spent countless nights in them. I hope you can find some comfort and peace in the prayers of others. Your testimony is beautiful and I feel uplifted to have come across your blog.
Love and prayers,
Hollie

The Linfords said...

Cutie!! He's a little stuf :)

Mary said...

Sara, what a journey you are on. I am deeply impressed by your honesty in all of it and have cried over your sweet Bronson as I read your words. I am praying. It only takes three words to say that, but I too believe in the love and grace and healing power of our Heavenly Father and will stand in faith with you for Bronson's complete recovery and the peace that He will return to you and your family. Three words make a difference when so many people are acting them out. God bless you.

Letti said...

What a beautiful little guy. I love the picture with his tongue sticking out.

We are still praying here in Southern California.

Anonymous said...

What a little angel. Thanks for sharing and reminding all of us what we are praying for.

Sermons of the Day said...

My friend just hooked me up with your blog. I will be praying for you! May God bless you and your whole family and your faith. I know that God lives and Loves.My family's prayers are with you. Thank You for reminding me of what is important in life.

Karen Sims said...

Sara,
My heart aches for you and your family! Your precious son is in our thoughts and prayers! My 3 yr. old Josh has a contagious smile just like your boy! I am praying for your continued strength in this situation. Karen Sims, SC

Anonymous said...

Sara,
Hi, My name is Jan Starr from CA and your dad sent me an email regarding Bronson. (Your dad was our chiropractor when had a practice in CA.) I wanted to introduce myself and tell you that my friends and our church prayer chain is praying for Bronson's full recovery. My heart aches for you and your whole family. Sara I love your blog and your honesty. What a beautiful little boy Bronson is! I know that people from all over the United States, well probably all over the world are praying for your little guy.

Anonymous said...

What a cute little boy! I don't know you, but you have been such an example to me. Life with 4 little kids gets so crazy at times that I forget to stop and enjoy it. You have helped me to reprioritize my list and I thank you for that. You are all in our prayers.

Tammy said...

Yeah--pretty darn adorable! Thanks for the insight into his personality!

Jessica said...

You and your husband are amazing people. I have been so touched by your story as I have a little boy that was born in Oct of 2008 as well. My heart aches for you. I pray for you and your family and that little Bronson will continue to fight. I know that Heavenly Father is aware of you and is watching over you. P.S. Great Pictures! He is such a cute little guy!

AJ said...

Sara and Matt,

My brother's baby is there at PCMC and my mom goes to visit him. If you need anything, she would be happy to bring it to you. Anything at all. Your favorite treat, your favorite take-out, whatever! Please email me if there is anything you would like brought to you. My email is ambermeister625@yahoo.com

I would like to do it myself, but I live in a different state :( I hope your day is a good one!

Amber

Jules said...

I saw friends join a "Prayers for Bronson" group on facebook. With a nephew having the same unique name I had to see what the group was about.

I was in tears reading your poetic words of this horrifying event. Our heart goes out to you, and your beautiful family. I want you to know that Bronson, you, and your family will be receiving constant prayers from our family. If there is anything at all that our family in Tampa, FL can do to ease your burdens, please don't hesitate to ask!

Steph said...

I don't even know you. But I want you to know that your words have touched my heart. I am so sorry for this trial that you have to go through. I cannot imagine how difficult this must be. Just remember that our Father In Heaven is with you and blessing you. I will keep you in my heart and prayers. Thank you for this, it has changed my life and my outlook forever.

Cathy said...

Although I do not know you or your precious little boy, know that I am praying for him, for his safe return to normal into your life! As a mother of two grown children I know how dearly loved and close to our hearts our babies are to us as mama's. God is able to do amazing things far beyond all that we ask, hope for or imagine as we put our full trust into His loving care!!

Sarah said...

Have faith mama! You are doing ok! he is doing ok! It takes time. It takes lots of breaths in and out. It takes lots of prayers, and lots of time. I have not posted before, but have been following your posts religiously. I was moved to post today. I could almost hear your heart hurting from way over here in Maine.

Although different, I have had two similar situations, I lost my 2 year old niece to a drowning 3 years ago, and I also have a child with special needs that I have spent so many anxious days in the hospital with. So please know that I do not begin to believe I understand the depth of your pain, but I can see the horizon of it a bit. Your Bronson is as strong as his mommy! You and he will heal. By God's grace, he will make you both whole again. That wholeness will definately be different then before that fateful day, but by no means does that mean worse! You are all in our prayers and thoughts.

Shawna said...

What an adorable little boy! I continue to check your blog and follow Bronson's progress. I will continue to pray for him and your family.

Krista said...

he is so beautiful and so perfect..

Emily said...

I absolutely LOVE your True Colors series. Bronson is so yummy!

Emmy said...

So so cute! And so nice to have such great pictures of your kids

Jenn Granum said...

Love his crooked smile! What a great idea to capture all his different expressions and emotions!

em said...

Oh, he's so beautiful and sweet! You can just see his little sweet spirit on his countenace.

Tara said...

Continuing to pray for all! Yes, prayer does work and miracles do happen.

Tristan said...

He is a beautiful baby!!! Thank you for sharing him and your story with me. My daughter is just a month older than him. I can't imagine the pain you have felt from this tragic accident. I pray for your sweet baby boy and I KNOW God is good!!!

Hopie said...

Beautiful!!!

Nicole Guerra said...

He is beautiful! Cute as a button :)

Emily Lyman said...

I just found your blog tonight. I am sitting here bawling my eyes out...I'm not sure if it's because I have a little boy who is so close to Bronson's age or the fact that my little brother drowned when he was 2(I was 5)or the fact taht I have had nightmares, from the time that I became a mother,that my children have drowned. I don't know if I cried harder reading your first entry about what happened to Bronson or your last entry of how well he is doing. I am so, so happy for you and your family. I am so grateful to heavenly father for saving your beautiful little boy! I am grateful for coming across your blog. I am grateful for being reminded of how precious our children are. I admire you and your husbands faith. I will be praying for Bronson and the rest of your family.

stayputsocks said...

He is adorable!

Anonymous said...

YAY!!!! So excited to hear your taking your baby home. It's good to hear he is out of the woods now. Like I said before what a difference a moment can make. Enjoy every one with your family.