Week 67 | 2015

For my family.

PAD photography, photo a day, stroll photography, Wouter Brandsma, Ricoh GR

Day 436 – November 16, 2015

I felt exhausted after my son had a stroke last Tuesday morning. After a dramatic day, we were so glad he improved some what and that some great medic staff took care of him.

PAD photography, photo a day, stroll photography, Wouter Brandsma, Ricoh GR

Day 437 – November 17, 2015

It is all like living on automatic pilot, the days passes by at 100 km/h and I know that some day I’ll hit the wall.

PAD photography, photo a day, stroll photography, Wouter Brandsma, Ricoh GR

Day 438 – November 18, 2015

I don’t really know why I photograph or take photographs on a daily basis, but somehow it helps me to keep my head above the water. I guess it helps me coping with the things that occur in my life.

PAD photography, photo a day, stroll photography, Wouter Brandsma, Ricoh GR

Day 439 – November 19, 2015

He is such a champ, fighting to cope with the new deal. Just day four and already achieved to walk twice with support.

PAD photography, photo a day, stroll photography, Wouter Brandsma, Ricoh GR

Day 440 – November 20, 2015

There may be some bends or dents on our path, but the only way is the way forward.

PAD photography, photo a day, stroll photography, Wouter Brandsma, Ricoh GR

Day 441 – November 21, 2015

Maybe my thoughts jump up and down, but it is exactly how I feel now. Life feels upside down, but to be honest I have no idea on what side I am. All I, and my family, can think of and do is going straight ahead.

All expectations drastically changed after this week, but I find it intriguing how quickly you readjust. One day your son dreams of becoming a game developer, the other day he loses control of his left body, and the next day you celebrate every positive sign of recovery. Be it, raising his leg, lifting his hand, sitting in a wheelchair, and seeing himself in mirror. And we can, because we receive so much support and love from family, friends, and relatives.

We got so far in the past, we will win this one too.

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma