12 Years in 2 Minutes 45 Seconds

A lovely video as we end August. Twelve years ago, Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester embarked on the greatest work of his life: becoming a father. Here is his time-lapse documentation of his daughter Lotte from birth to 12 years.

How fast they grow!

And as Dave Andrusko noted in the National Right to Life News Today:

I wonder, what if a woman facing a crisis pregnancy were able to see in her mind’s eye a time lapse edit of her developing child—from whatever stage the baby is at the point when she may be contemplating an abortion until birth.

She would see that it really isn’t all that long and that the baby who is tiny and sort of a stranger now will soon be much larger and someone for whom she would give her life.

Our children — a miracle hidden in the early months, but enfolding from day to day.