A Big, Huge, Not-Enough-Words Thank You
My friend Melissa (who masterminded this event) commented on pinterest the other day that we must have been separated at birth because our tastes are so similar, and it's true. This came through with the choices she made when shopping for me; through clothing choices for our two little girls; through decorating ideas we have. But it came through most of all when she planned yet another event for our family.
Several weeks after the big box of fun (as I like to call it) arrived, I received yet another box from Melissa and her family. She had sent me a Jo Tote camera bag (something I'd been coveting for months). But the really big news was that she had contacted Angela Crutcher, who happens to be my photography idol, and arranged for a photo shoot for our family. She knew me well enough to know that a family photo shoot would mean more than anything to me.
So 3 days before my chemo treatments started, we met Angela on a very stormy, windy afternoon and with lightning flashing around us took pictures in the middle of a beautiful field of flowers. Now, not only is Angela my photography idol because of her gorgeous pictures, but she has a beautiful generous spirit. She donated a session to our family when we adopted Rory (click here) and now she's donated a family session. And I know we are not the only ones to benefit from her generosity.
So thank you with all my heart to Angela for her talent and to Melissa for knowing what would mean the most to our family.
Here are a few of my favorites: