Thursday, August 19, 2010

Me & My Son

This picture was taken minutes after Smith passed away by a photographer who volunteers her time with an amazing non-profit organization called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. These photographers come to the hospital and take beautiful, peaceful pictures of babies after they pass away. We treasure the photos she took of our precious baby boy, free of wires and tubes and machines. They are a priceless, sacred gift, given by true angels!

I love this one because it helps put into perspective how truly tiny he really was and its one of the only pictures I have of the two of us together. I love you Smith Randle!!!


  1. oh my goodness, what a beautiful picture that you will treasure forever. praying for you and your sweet family.

  2. What a sweet picture of mother and son. :)

  3. Thank you for sharing that beautiful picture. We use Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep often in the Labor and Delivery unit I work for. I think they are wonderful and I'm a so glad they were able to give you the gift of photo memories of Smith.

    this is a site you might find comforting/interesting that we also use at work:

    God Bless you and Jon.

  4. hi Kori, I was thinking more about that book I reference to you, and I just felt I needed to tell you that I forgot that her situation was quite different from yours. I have not read the book, but many co-workers have and highly recommend it. I just wanted to let you know that the author was coming from a very different place and it might not apply for you. just so you don't waste your time. sorry if this seems weird.

  5. hey Kori. I am still prying for you and your husband and just wanyed you to know. My cousins has gone through a similar situation, had same photographer, etc. and is VERY strong in her faith. If you wanr sometome, read her blog (you'll have to go back about a year) bit so much of your feelings were and still are like hers were. ( Hang in there!

  6. How did you do this without crying? I can't imagine. But I do know you cherish this picture now because it is so special.
    Prayers for you and family coming your way......:)