So, as of right now my mom is no longer able to recognize who any of us are anymore. Her heartrate is steady in the 30’s, blood pressure is constantly rising, and she has endured several seizures recently. I know that many of you would question why I would photograph these things, and to be honest, it’s because having the camera in my hand and capturing the moments helps me go through this. The thought that I can never make a phone call just to talk to my mom about my day is earthshattering and knowing that my brother will have buried both of his parents before he turns 20 simply hurts. I had one bit of comfort before I made the 3 hour drive back home last night. My mom was talking to herself, and when we asked who she was talking to she told us that she was talking to my dad, or as she said “Sidney”. I want to thank everyone for the continued support and prayers, and especially Eddie Marroquin for going so far out of his way for me last night. I cannot say thank you enough.

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11 Comments

  1. Renee Bertinot

    I think the photos are beautiful Lee!

  2. Kristen Soileau

    my heart breaks for you guys. you will cherish these images later on, they are capturing such raw and beautiful life moments.

  3. Eddie Marroquin

    So sorry about all this. I can’t imagine what y’all must be going through. Be strong during this difficult time, man. I’m here for whatever y’all need. Love you guys.

  4. Aunt Debbie

    My heart is truly breaking right now…i want to be there holding her hand so she knows her Sissy is there with her!! Give her as much love as you can for as long as you can and please know…I am there with all of you in spirit!!

  5. Amy Martin

    Lee, these are beautiful. I have a photo of my grandmother on her death bed, with a vent in (and one from a couple days before they put the vent in) and I have it just on my phone and when I scroll back through there, it makes me happy and sad at the same time. You are so great to do this despite what some close minded people may think about it.
    This is life. Real life. This is what should be captured.

    Prayers to you and your family. Long road ahead but in time it gets easier. I just watched Cherish go through this very thing.

  6. Brittany Wilson

    Man, my heart just breaks for you and your family.. The photographs are beautiful. I will continue my prayers for y’all today and in the days to come…

  7. Jennifer Lanier

    Beautiful Pictures! GOD, Bless Ya’ll!!! I know how hard it is to loose a parent! I’m Soo Sorry that ya’ll have to live through this too! I Pray that she will stop hurting! I know that she will be in Heaven with Uncle Sid and all her loved one’s! Love and Keeping Ya’ll In My Prayers! GOD BLESS!!!

  8. Delayna Schneider

    Lee, we’re praying for your family. I can’t imagine how hard this is, and I hope you find comfort in documenting these tender moments with your family. Take Care & God bless your precious mama.

  9. Brandi Woodward

    Hi, Lee. Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our prayers. I am so sorry that you are going through this. If you need anything, you know our numbers.
    All our love.
    Peter and Brandi

  10. Wendy Couvillon

    Lee, as always, your camera reveals beauty in places the eye can’t see it. Know that you are forever in our prayers, our hearts, our lives. We love you very much and stand with you throught this, and all things.

  11. Rob Corbett

    Lee…..My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Meeting your mother was a true blessing in my life. Her passion for
    life was incredible! Your photos are wonderful in that they show love and compassion…..I will miss her dearly…Rob

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