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Love in a Different Light
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This is a photo filled with my love to my newborn child. My son needs to get some phototherapy with UV-light to help him get rid of some waste products from the blood. This is normal for premature children. I shot this one while holding him in the incubator. His hand was so cute when it held my finger. ^_^

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kjh000
01/02/04 8:14 AM GMT
Thank you Amber for the great comment! :) And thanks for your congratulation. ^_^ I'm off to see him soon.
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kileychristine
01/02/04 8:27 PM GMT
Very beautiful, heart-warming picture. Best of luck to him.
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Trying to be supportive of your art!
kjh000
01/02/04 11:07 PM GMT
Thanks Sally :) I'm glad you liked it!
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kazadoodle
01/03/04 1:42 AM GMT
I agree with what everyone else has said so far - it's a fabulous shot - what's your son''s name?
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"The job of the artist is to deepen the mystery." – Francis Bacon
kjh000
01/03/04 9:12 AM GMT
Thank you Karin. :) His name is Alve. It's an Old Norse name so I guess it doesn't work that good in english. ^_^
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Azreal677
01/03/04 6:20 PM GMT
Wow, very moving
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Shiznet
01/03/04 6:33 PM GMT
great job looks great!
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You only live once take it to the extreme -_- ‹^›(ò_Ó)‹^› Shiznet ‹^›(ò_Ó)‹^›
kjh000
01/03/04 7:36 PM GMT
Thank you Craig and Nick. :)
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::reddawg151
01/04/04 12:57 AM GMT
aw...
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Some people want it all, but I don't want nothing at all If it ain't you baby, if I ain't got you baby Some people just want everything, but everything is nothing Without you, baby If I ain't got you, baby
kjh000
01/04/04 8:33 AM GMT
^_^
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151515
01/06/04 10:31 PM GMT
Wow! This is sooo good!
I was a pre-mee too and had to stay in an incubator...
Awesome Job!
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It's better to say nothing and let people wonder if you're stupid, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
kjh000
01/06/04 11:09 PM GMT
Thank you. I'm glad to hear that Therese. I know my son some day will be an ordinary kid, just like everyboly else. But now he's sooo small if you compare to what most looks like at his age. He's doing great now, yesterday they put him in a more ordinary bed with just a slightly warmed mattress, so he's no longer in an incubator.

I love him above everything else. I know in my heart he will live a long, happy and fruitful life. He's not ill in any way, he just needs to eat as much as he can and get stronger.
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::monkeypuzzle
01/07/04 8:06 PM GMT
this is just......i lack the words to express.......but its captured the essence of the intangible....well done.& i wish u & urs the best of luck. : )
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Henceforth forever more says the man in the yellow button = {D
kjh000
01/07/04 8:31 PM GMT
Thank you Avi, that was a beautiful comment. :) We're all doing just fine. Thanks for the good wishes.
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prismmagic
01/10/04 1:49 AM GMT
Very Nice: I've been a single Dad for a 16 years. Thanks for reminding me how wonderful the days where at that age. Just a miracle. Well done. The blue atmosphere really sets the mood.
Thank you.
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Clayton H. Bramlett
kjh000
01/10/04 2:36 PM GMT
Thank you Clayton. Yes it's a miracle. :) I'm a very happy man at the moment. ^_^
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tbhockey
01/15/04 2:46 AM GMT
pretty cool. I guess I won't experience that "true joy" is like untill i have a child of my own. But sounds like i have somthing to look forward to!
by the way i was premature too. I came extremly close to dying, it was a mess. But it all worked out. (obviously)
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-tbhockey
tbhockey
01/15/04 2:53 AM GMT
(and i dont know what is up with my icon)
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-tbhockey
tbhockey
01/15/04 2:56 AM GMT
oh ok now its fixed (sorry for wasting 100 lines of space) lol
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-tbhockey
kjh000
01/15/04 9:17 PM GMT
Thank you Tony for the great comment. :) Becoming a parent is truly one of the great experiences of life. ^_^ I know that now. I could not have imagined it one year ago.

My little son has been home at my apartment for the first time today BTW. He got a leave from the hospital for 6 hours as a first step to get home on a permanent basis. Everything went really good so I'm really happy about this. He might get home here within the week if we're lucky. :)

Cool to know there are some prematures here! I hope my son one day might be part of some great site like this. ^_^ I hope caedes.net will still be here then but you never know...
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bluedaffodil
01/16/04 6:55 AM GMT
It's so beautiful that I might cry. I'm not a mother yet, but I have held my younger cousins when they were just a few days old, and there's nothing in the world like feeling an infant's tiny, perfectly molded hands curling around your finger. Only God could make something so small in size such a great treasure. I hope you win the contest- this one is the greatest example of true love I have seen yet on this site- and I especially hope your son continues to do well, and that he gets to come home to stay soon. God bless you and your family.
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kjh000
01/16/04 11:06 PM GMT
Thank you so much for the great comment. It was a fantastic feeling when he held my finger for the first time. (He was only half an hour old then, lying in his incubator) :) My son does continue to do well! :) He got home on a permanent basis from the hospital today, so I've been a very busy man trying to get all the last things in place. ^_^ I guess my middle name soon will be "Insomnia". ^_^ Sooo much to do and so little time. :)
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Roses90034
01/23/04 12:27 AM GMT
Beautiful pic, it really does show what love is. Congratulations on your son!
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Dua GIt
::usernameid10
01/23/04 3:31 AM GMT
a wonderfully powerful photo. thanks for submitting something so beautiful and personal. Alve is a great name.
"how great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! and that is what we are!" -1 john 3:1
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"my soul thirst for God, for the living God." -psalm 42:2
::kjh000
01/23/04 11:58 AM GMT
Thank you Rose for the congratulation. :)

And thanks Jim, I'm glad you like the name.
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::Marideath
01/23/04 3:45 PM GMT
Congratulations on the contest, Klas. (Honorable Mention AND First Place...WOW!!!) Well done!
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Mary, the Caedes-addicted-BarGnat
::kjh000
01/23/04 4:26 PM GMT
Thank you Mary! ^_^ Yes... I was particularly happy about this photo getting Honorable Mention too. :) I feel double no, tripple joy over this. First I have my beautiful wife then my wonderful son and last but now least my declaration of love to them got such a friendly wellcome on this site and even won the heart of the jury. ^_^
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Raziel252
01/28/04 8:48 PM GMT
Wow, I'm only 15 years old, and it makes me want to have a child of my own.....Is it people like you who are promoting underage pregnancy?
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Strobe45! Music to Crash Your Car To!
::kjh000
01/28/04 9:10 PM GMT
lol! I don't think so. ^_^ Thanks for the odd compliment. :-)
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mum42
01/31/04 7:28 AM GMT
What a lovely image - my son too had time in phototherapy - he is now happy and healthy. I felt immediately when I looked at this picture that your child is a very lucky little person to be born into such a caring family! Congratulations on the contest and on your new role as a dad...
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never give up
lli105
01/31/04 9:36 AM GMT
A very unique and heartwarming approach to showing the bond between infant and adult. Who knew that something this simple could represent so much.
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::kjh000
01/31/04 12:52 AM GMT
Thank you so much for the great comments. :)
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seedeadpeople15
02/02/04 7:30 PM GMT
this is really nice, it makes my heart very touched to see such love and feeling with joy put into such a work of art- i really would like to see this one in a contest. the love between a young child and a parent is very unique and special, with all the love i could imagine.
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::kjh000
02/02/04 8:01 PM GMT
Thank you for the nice comment. What kind of contest did you have in mind? I did use it here in the "Love" contest. :) I'm very happy that it got "Honorable Mention". :)
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shao
02/19/04 3:02 PM GMT
it's been some time since i last posted a comment up on caedes... but this is definitely one beautiful shot. i'm not married or anything... far from going to be too... but yep. It's full of love... anticipation... joy... and most of all, the rest of the people out here can relate to it. =) Life is beautiful with love. *cheers*
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a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. = )
::kjh000
02/19/04 3:13 PM GMT
Thank you for the kind words shao. :) I'm glad to get one of your rare comments. I may may have a lot of karma but that's just because I'm compulsively nice to people. ^_^ It's the quality of comments that counts and this one ranks high on my list at least. ;-)
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bjb
02/28/04 8:27 AM GMT
I showed this to my oldest since I did not have my camera to capture a similar moment with her. Thank you. This is quite a memory.
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::kjh000
02/28/04 7:09 PM GMT
Thank you so much for sharing this with me. :) That made me feel really good. I'm glad my photo was of some help to you.
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hpnotik054
03/20/04 8:51 AM GMT
This picture is truely touching...beautiful and it shows what a miracle babies are.
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~Caitlin~
::kjh000
03/20/04 9:34 PM GMT
Thank you Caitlin. :)
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thewiccanway
03/28/04 3:10 AM GMT
So precious!!! I too was at a hospital with my oldest daughter after her birth. Not due to prematurity, but liver failure. It's hard to watch someone so tiny go through all they do. Lovely photo!
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There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is a society, where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar, I love not man less, but Nature more --Lord Byron
::kjh000
04/01/04 7:17 AM GMT
Thanks for the lovely comment. :) Liver faliure sound serious. My son is doing great now by the way. So great I don't have much time over to spend here. ^_^ He's needing more attention and stimulation for every day as he grows stronger. He now weighs allmost 4000 grams compared to the 1300 he weighed at birth.
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quebecsucks
04/13/04 1:31 AM GMT
thats so beautiful! congratulations on your new arrival!
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::reese
04/14/04 3:33 AM GMT
Beautiful photo, Klas. Thanks for sharing with us.
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pmonica
05/03/04 7:19 PM GMT
Wow! breath taking. kids are a wonderful joy and when you capture the small things about them it make it even better. congrats!
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::kjh000
05/04/04 6:59 AM GMT
Thanks for the nice comments guys. Sorry for replying late Teresa and quebecsucks. I was victim of the subscription decaying mechanism. (Not sure how it works, but subscriiptions appear to be taken away after a couple of days, maybe a week.)
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fallinangle20
05/21/04 7:31 PM GMT
this is just a wonderful shot. very moving!!!
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::kjh000
05/21/04 9:30 PM GMT
Thank you Adeline.
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jonnyblu
06/03/04 12:44 AM GMT
Fantastic colours and sensation inspired it transmits to heat and intense and pleasant emotion
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Every God must judge to me
kjh000
06/04/04 6:32 PM GMT
Thanks for the kind comment.
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CSheridan10
06/10/04 10:48 PM GMT
Congradulations on your, now 6 month old baby, I wish him good luck and safety
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"This is like deja vu all over again." - Yogi Berra ~~CHRIS~~
kjh000
06/11/04 9:21 AM GMT
Thank you so much Chris. :) We're all doing fine. He now weigh 5000 grams and are getting stronger for every day.
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obscure_presence
06/13/04 3:32 PM GMT
Awwww...that's so sweet. Good luck to you and your baby. This picture made em cry, whoa.
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I was born a siren, but I was taught to be afraid of my song.
kjh000
06/13/04 6:48 PM GMT
Thank you. :)
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trickybabe
07/06/04 11:22 PM GMT
Aw, thats just the sweetest thing ive ever seen.
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♥ In my field of paper flowers. Candy clouds of lullaby ♥
kjh000
07/07/04 10:35 PM GMT
I'm glad you liked it. :)
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Paws_of_GT
07/11/04 7:09 PM GMT
Such a touching shot & full of emotion. =)
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I am like Yin & Yang, my lighter side is balanced by my darkerside, embrace both & you get the whole me, play with one & you will meet the other...
kjh000
07/19/04 8:28 AM GMT
Thank you. :)
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dancenfool85
08/03/04 4:02 AM GMT
I can tell by the number of people who have responded to this that the picture is very touching. Its beautiful. Its amazing how awesome God is when he can create such perfect little hands and it truly is love... God passing his love from your baby's fingers to yours. Great job!
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Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
dancenfool85
08/03/04 5:01 AM GMT
One other thing... I was rooting for you all the way to win the Love contest with this shot... in my opinion you would have won!
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Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
kjh000
08/08/04 8:50 AM GMT
Thank you Kathleen. :) I would have liked it very much if this one had won that contest. I'm very happy as it is though that it got an Honorable Mention in addition to my winning shot "Rain on Rose". I was blessed threefold (at least). ^_^ First with the love from and to my child and his mother and then by being this fortunate in the Love contest.
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graffitigirl21
08/15/04 5:31 PM GMT
I like that you used the love of parent and child. I think most people think of romance when they heare "love", but The love of family is always stronger. Good job. I like the monotone scheme as well.
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I like constructive criticism. So dont be offended by me... I mostly I am honest so that you are honest with me as well. I want to know how I can improve.
kjh000
08/19/04 5:36 PM GMT
Thank you Cassie. :) I totally agree about what you say about love of family.
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lem
01/25/05 7:13 AM GMT
Congratulations!
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steelwind
05/12/05 8:44 PM GMT
wow......amazing....what a story....and such a wonderful idea....this is just amazing.....congrats times 9 million here lol...hope he grows up to b as talented as his father in photography :^ ) lol.....amazing once again...10/10 and into my favs....just absoultly professionally amazing lol...oh and the colour....amazing....im speechless almost lol
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Keep doing what you do best!
kjh000
05/15/05 5:43 AM GMT
lol! Thanks, I hope so too. ^_^
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stormdancer
06/14/05 11:58 AM GMT
Hi Klas

This one shows a lot of tenderness...even in this strange blue color.
Great shot and Congratulations with your newborn.
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cax_gemmell
06/20/05 3:35 PM GMT
Wow! Were do I begin...
This picture took my breath away! I LOVE the lighting and the compo! The clearness of the shot is wonderful!!!! Everything about this is perfect! Max marks!...a 10 almost doesn't seem high enough...35/10! :-D WONDERFUL JOB!!!! Keep it up my friend! :-)

-CAX
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_whitewidow_
10/14/05 6:12 AM GMT
i love when i can feel the picture. this image is so moving. even though there are no facial expressions you still know how much you love and care for him and he to you. your lucky to have him. always keep him as close. this is a very touching picture. im glad you could share it with us.
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Peace:)
::kjh000
10/23/05 9:46 PM GMT
I'm glad to hear you guys like it so much. This image means a lot to me, so that feels really good. :)
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Seyonne
11/02/05 4:53 AM GMT
This is a amazing picture. I'm going through a tough time with my parents, and this managed to make me smile and hope that they still remember those moments.
Cheers
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"What's that do?"
::RobNevin
11/04/05 12:12 AM GMT
Your son's hand reminds me of my sons when he was a newborn. I remember 'trimming' his nails for the first time and FREAKING at the thought of cutting him...their skin is so soft and thin. This is truely a wonderful shot .. kindly shared, and much enjoyed.

Thank you.
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::kjh000
11/04/05 8:00 PM GMT
Thank you guys for the wonderful comment! ^_^
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::djrangman
11/10/05 4:32 PM GMT
Absolutely beautiful- there is nothing like holding a newborn. This capture is incredible- just seems to hold all the intensity of joy that comes with a new person. I can't wait till I have a son or daughter- all the beauty I know now will fade in comparison. Thanks for sharing this precious shot.
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'I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.' -Churchill
::kjh000
11/10/05 8:44 PM GMT
Thanks for commenting. :)
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.Rebekah
11/11/05 4:57 AM GMT
DAG. That is AMAZING. Congrats on the baby!
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::kjh000
11/11/05 11:18 PM GMT
Thanks. :) He's soon two years now. Time flies by. ^_^
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madfishmonger
11/27/05 2:03 AM GMT
Beautifully photographed and very touching. Glad to hear he's growing up healthy.
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Beauty?... To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning comes from nor where it leads to. ~Pablo Picasso
.mmynx34
11/27/05 7:28 PM GMT
a lovely picture..reminds me of my baby i lost fullterm 3 years ago.. and just make me realise what a miracle it is 2 have a baby .. enjoy ur little wonder.. :) may he be blessed for the rest of his life ;)
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Live every day as if it's your last... and take pictures of it ;)
::kjh000
11/27/05 8:33 PM GMT
Thank you both. I was greatly touched to hear of your loss but I'm happy to accept and convey your blessing for my child. :) Thank you for that. I do believe I realize how lucky I am.
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.jaecee666
11/29/05 2:37 AM GMT
What a beautiful image. The lighting makes it so original - I find it so amazing how tiny babies fingers are! The detail you have captured is just gorgeous. 10/10 from me.
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::kjh000
11/29/05 9:45 PM GMT
Thank you for commenting, Jemma. I can assure you that most babies fingers are not this tiny. ^_^
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.bjb
12/19/05 11:05 PM GMT
I'm back. For me, this will always be the image I will cherish and remember most of yours. Saved forever. ;)
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When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance... Leanne Womack
::kjh000
12/19/05 11:16 PM GMT
Thank you! That made me feel really good again. :)
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::groo2k
12/22/05 9:24 AM GMT
Beautiful in both execution and inspiration.
Thanks for sharing this personal story.
-Rob
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::kjh000
12/22/05 5:56 PM GMT
Thank you, that means a lot to hear. :)
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kuzz
12/29/05 10:05 PM GMT
hey all hmmmmmmmmmm i kno this is very off topic >< but ya i figured id post it anyways......ok ive fallen deeply in love with girl friend and i rlly need a picture to put on my background that shows .....well love :p but ya if anyone has or knows of a good site to find one would u mind tellin me.........thx .....o ya that picture of the baby holdin his fathers hand that was great i loved it ...i cant wait ^.^ .....ok im out thx again bye all
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.Mudpuppy
01/02/06 7:32 PM GMT
This is wonderful. Lovely image displaying your childs fingers wrapped around your finger, it is so sweet. Great picture that you have shared.
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"Holy, holy, holy is the lord God Almighty - the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come."
::kjh000
01/04/06 9:15 AM GMT
Thank you both. :) That means a lot.
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claygirlcan
01/28/06 12:10 AM GMT
this photo affirms life. you affirm your love for your child. to all fathers our there, keep up the good work!
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.ron_pistner
04/18/06 1:26 AM GMT
Hey .. There isn't much to add here, you seem to be popular. Because it is a truely lovely picture.. He's so small.. You must be a proud father. Continue loving your son, and have a great time with him in the future years.. :) Alve. Cute name. ^^
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.Ludicrousity
08/13/06 7:46 AM GMT
I love it!
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You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him enjoy the view.
::gloopical
04/02/07 10:07 AM GMT
Wow, this is the first comment board I have ever seen go into overflow mode... but it has good reason too. So heartwarming, and I just heard of how you let it be used to raise money for premature babies. I applaud you, thank you for uploading this, it has done the world of good.

Gem xx

P.S. Faves!
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&kjh000
04/02/07 11:11 AM GMT
Thank you for the kind words. I'm just thankful really, that I could be a small part of this fundraiser. I'm very happy and feel quite humbled I could be of some assistance. It's all thanks to Robert aka Groo2k, he did the real work in this.
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::laurengary
04/02/07 8:31 PM GMT
What a wonderful loving moment. Thank you for sharing this with all of us. <<<hug>>>
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&kjh000
04/04/07 11:12 AM GMT
Thanks. :)
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.alexis518
04/11/07 4:42 PM GMT
A very touching image, Klas, glad this one got the recognition it did. I hope your son has no lasting effects from the premature birth and someday will know that his image was used to help others.
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We make a living by what we get; but we make a life by what we give.
&kjh000
04/11/07 7:26 PM GMT
Thanks. I'll tell him when he's old enough to understand it. It's not a concept for the level of a three year old... ^_^
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vnvet68
11/29/07 10:34 PM GMT
absolutely fabulous! you could bankrupt the english language trying to adequately describe the love of a parent for their child. many, many years of happiness i wish for you!
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SirUlrich
01/24/10 9:44 PM GMT
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother's womb.
I thank you, High God—you're breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I'd even lived one day.

Your thoughts—how rare, how beautiful!
God, I'll never comprehend them!
I couldn't even begin to count them—
any more than I could count the sand of the sea.
Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you!
Psalm 139:13-18, The Message

How is your little man doing?

Tim

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