Monday, October 29, 2012


I keep coming back to this word as I have been going through these pics during editing.  I was honored when this sweet momma contacted me to "capture" some pics of her sweet family.  This family has been ever in my thoughts as prayers for a bit over a year now.  It was then that they began the journey of moving forward without a husband and father.  Truly a prospect that I can not even fathom,  yet this momma with her strength, grace, courage and faith is doing just that...moving forward.  I'm sure at time she is "overcome" with struggles,  sorrow,  you name it.  But I see in her posts that forward movement of her family as they continue on day to day.  She and her children have "overcome" so much since their new journey began.   I remember the day I met them for pics,  I noticed one of the twins holding a hat in his hands,  I asked him,  already pretty sure of the answer,  what was the story of the hat he was holding.  He very proudly answered "That's my Dad's".  I assured him we would find a special place for it in the pictures.  Overcome.   I worked a little on this session before church this week and again I was "overcome".  I though of this family who was probably getting ready for church and how stressful that is for me and my two kids and I have help!  Someone had it totally wrong when he sung "Easy like Sunday Morning" because MY Sundays are never easy,  what must this momma struggle with to get them all out the door? But look at these pictures,  do you see her smile? I know she must be hurting but she is still smiling,  beautifully I might add! I'm sharing just a few sweet moments of this session.  The first picture is my favorite,  its not perfect,  or posed,  but in all the craziness of her kids, life, etc....she has kept this sweet smile!  Thank you sweet momma for sharing your family with me!!  Oh and I went to church yesterday after thinking of the word "overcome" time and again and here is part of the scripture that we studied:

 John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have OVERCOME the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]

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