The Story of Beginning
PERHAPS MORE FUNDAMENTAL AND PROFOUND THAN ANY OTHER STORY,
IS THE STORY OF BEGINNING. BEGINNING TO BREATHE...
BEGINNING TO SEE... BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND THIS LIFE, THIS LOVE.
chapter one : maternity
FOR THE FIRST TIME, SHE WAS REVERED NOT AS A WOMAN ALONE,
BUT AS A MOTHER, A GIVER OF LIFE, A MATERNAL GODDESS.
chapter two : birth
IT WAS A SACRED DAY, A DAY OF MYSTERIES AND DISCOVERIES,
BOTH OF SELF AND OF THE WORLD ANEW.
chapter three : newborn
IT WAS A SEASON OF FIRSTS... TOO MANY TO COUNT. THAT'S
WHEN TIME BECAME TOO FAST, AND TOO SLOW, ALL AT ONCE.
The birth Storybook
I THEN REALIZED, UNTIL THE EARTH ITSELF PERISHES, THESE
PHOTOGRAPHS WILL LIVE ON, FOR CENTURIES TO COME, TELLING THE STORIES
OF OUR LIVES AND TEACHING CHILDREN THE NATURE OF FAMILY.
While we do give families the digital files of their birth stories, and we'd hate for them to go without a stunning birth storybook they will treasure, share, and pass down from generation to generation. These books are large, beautifully bound, printed on thick, archival-quality paper made to last.
Throughout history, humanity has searched for ways to tell stories and to pass them on to future peoples of the world. As technology evolves, it's incredible to think that these images may be preserved against time, every person storing their family's history on a server somewhere in the world. It's remarkable that our stories can live on like this.
Our wish for you, though, is that you can hold these images in your hands now. You can bring your little one close at night. She's donning her footie pajamas and asking for a story. So you tell her the story of the day you met her face-to-face, and you flip through her birth storybook. She keeps asking you to go back to that photo of her tiny little baby butt (because, you know.... kids and butts!) The pages are loved, each and every one of them. She'll never neglect to honor her story of beginning, and she'll tell her own children one day about the mountains grandma conquered to bring forth this family.
(no pun intended)