Thursday, April 12, 2007

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

A while back I signed up to volunteer with the organization Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. NILMDTS is an organization that offers complimentary bereavement photography services to families dealing with the loss of a baby.

Today I got a call from a local hospital to come take photographs for a family that lost their baby. It is such a difficult experience for everyone involved, but I did it in hopes that my photographs will bring some sort of comfort and healing to the family.

For me personally it was a really difficult and emotional experience, but worth the effort if it gives the family a tiny silver lining in a devestating situation.

3 comments:

Steven Kang said...

Beautiful work you are doing Ashley. I'm sure your picture is worth a thousand words and it will comfort those family.

Crystal said...

Hi Ashley,

I've heard about this organization and for you to be able to give of yourself in this capacity speaks volumes about what a kind and caring human being you are. I think that is so awesome.

jules said...

I've thought of signing up for that program, but I'm not sure I'm strong enough for it. I really admire you for overcoming the emotional side enough to give a family something to hold on to.