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Waiting for Hallie…

Like many of you, I have been following Chris & Katie’s wonderful blog.  For a while, it was filled with funny stories and great images of their two adorable and silly little girls.  However, after they found out they were pregnant, the mood quickly changed from excitement and joy to fear of the unknown.  I think all of our hearts were touched by Katie’s incredible attitude and decision to focus on her blessings instead of dwelling on what the future might hold.  I, for one, was also moved by Chris’ words as he confessed his fears and doubts, which later turned to hope, throughout this entire process.  Their story has been such as inspiration to us all.  It’s no surprise that thousands of people had baby Hallie on their hearts Monday morning.

When I arrived at the hospital, there was an ENTIRE recovery room set-aside from Chris and Katie’s family.  Katie had just been taking back for a C-section and each person in the room, normally friendly and upbeat, were pretty much silent as we all waited for some type of news on baby Hallie.  Bella held her baby-doll “Hallie” and played cards to pass the time…

Some waited for an update on their phones (or played a ‘Special Agent Oso’ like Farrah), while others just held on tightly to the one they loved…


When the first text came in that Hallie was here and breathing on her on, there were lots of smiles and some happy-tears.  I got to go back early to capture some of the first moments between Chris, Katie and sweet Hallie…

The girls came in next to meet their baby sister.  Lots of loving going on.  I think one of them even tried to share her new sucker with her…

Here’s the Little Green Family’s updated family photo…

Overall, I was amazed and touched by all the support surrounding Chris and Katie.  When the family members were allowed in the room, Katie’s brother and sister made a quick-stop to see baby Hallie, but then went immediately to Katie’s side.  This photo of them is so symbolic of this family’s love for one another…

Bella was taught how to check her little sister’s heartbeat…

After all Katie has been through, this image represents faithfulness, love, hope and real beauty…

Hallie’s road is still filled with many uncertainties, but what they’ve witnessed so far is God’s favor, love and blessings on them all.  Let’s all continue to keep them in our hearts and prayers.

Below is a few more images from Hallie’s first few hours…

Leave the Green’s a special comment or words of encouragement.  Also, stay connected on Hallie’s Facebook page.

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December 21, 2011 - 4:32 pm

Wendy Copeland - Pyaying for your family always!

December 21, 2011 - 4:33 pm

Rachel - absolutely beautiful Christy, I have no shame in the tears running down my face right now…

December 21, 2011 - 4:41 pm

Amanda Jones - Beautiful job Christy! The photo’s are truly amazing and even without your captions, they tell a story all their own 🙂

December 21, 2011 - 5:08 pm

KIM HARNER - Just wow!! The special day could have not been captured any better than this! Beauty in it all! Great job Christy!

December 21, 2011 - 5:18 pm

Genia - I love your work. This is beautiful and yes truly God’s blessings. I hope and pray many blessings continued.

December 21, 2011 - 8:38 pm

Elizabeth - Much love to the green family.
Great pictures Christy!
Thank you for being there for them nd for sharing them with us.

December 21, 2011 - 9:13 pm

Annette Watson - We will be keeping this family in our thoughts and prayers. Thanks to the Greene family for allowing us to share in this miracle in their life and thank you, Christy, for putting it into pictures where we could understand it even better. Great job!

December 21, 2011 - 11:54 pm

Misty - Some of the most beautiful images I’ve ever seen. I wish them the best.

December 22, 2011 - 12:15 am

Sue - Christy, I am blown away by the beauty of your work. Thank you for being a part of this …. for your gift to them and to us to experience God’s love… and witness their faith and love. Hallie is a special child, like each child of God.

December 22, 2011 - 10:03 am

Melody - Thank you so much for sharing these incredible photos. A picture is worth a thousand (or more) words! So thankful for this time the Green family has had with their precious Hallie!!

December 22, 2011 - 12:41 pm

Phillip and Dayna Yearwood - This is a beautiful page well done. We are praying everyday for Hallie and the rest of the Green family. We are looking forward to one dsy being able to see and even hold the precious miracle God has given to our family. Best of luck for u all on the journey that you have ahead of you. Let God take the wheel and you guys just injoy the ride. We love you all….God Bless

December 22, 2011 - 2:58 pm

Phyllis Bowden - This is amazing work. What a Blessing for them to have these wonderful treasures for years to come. You are an awesome photographer.

December 23, 2011 - 12:06 am

Carla - Katie, you and your family are truly blessed! God has sent you an Angel. We are praying for you and your family; for peace, strength, comfort, and years of happiness. May God bless you Green Family!

December 28, 2011 - 6:19 pm

Joanne Petrella - Such a moving story of Jesus’s love and grace. I can’t read or look at the photos without tears of sadness and deep joy! I saw your video at Buckhead Church and began to follow your continuing story. Your little Hallie has touched my heart deeply. What a sweet and lovely gift she was to you and to us. May Jesus continue to hold you in His arms even as He also holds your sweet Hallie—now made perfect and she will never ever have to undergo the smallest bit of pain or struggle! What an amazing reunion it will be. You are a physically beautiful family…..but oh the beauty of Christ that shines so brightly through you. Radiating! Thank you for sharing your hearts with us. Hallie, I know that you know what a sweet message your short life here on earth has been and always will be!

January 4, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Pat Thomas-Trimm - God bless you and your sweet family forever! You are my inspiration!

January 4, 2012 - 9:03 pm

Sarah Lundquist - Thank you for sharing such amazing photos….the grace in the room fills the frame of each photo and touches my soul. My love and prayers are with Chris and his beautiful family. God bless, Sarah

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