i’ll be the first to tell you that blogging has been such a lifechanger for me…in many ways. it birthed a new passion within me, and brought to life one that already existed. but the biggest thing blogging has gifted me is the friendships that i would never have had without this labor of love, called simple thoughts.
jill & i might as well have grown up going to friday night football games & doubledating for homecoming…. despite the fact that her crush on dan is larger than life and i’ve told her she would have smooched my highschool boyfriend and then we would have hated each other until we rekindled our friendship twenty years later on facebook…but other than that, she’s real life, oldschool, no drama, don’t worry about mopped floors, just sweet like tupelo honey, kinda friend.
her baby girl. well… we love that child. she’s feisty and white-blond and has three gorgeous sissies and one hunky big brother and a few golden retrievers. her mama & daddy are good people and the kinda folks you wish were your next door neighbors. she loves weird morning tv characters whose names i can’t recall and has a large scar right smack dab in the middle of her chest as a reminder that her life indeed has a calling. and apparently a big one at that.
on 7.7.11 baby girl received her new heart.you can follow her story here.
it’s full of tears and joy,real emotion and mixed with bittersweet thoughts that are all intertwined in transplant stories.
her transplant was in philly, but since atlanta is home to an amazing hospital, she rolls in from tennessee a few times a year for checkups which, lucky me, means i get to see them frequently. we’ve celebrated birthdays & played barbies. i’ve cooked dinner and we’ve hit the varsity. a few weeks ago we captured hutton’s 6 year portraits. while we started much later than i usually shoot, i loved the way the sunset glowed around her. enjoy~
( my new wordpress update now makes my images load out of order and the thought of re-doing this at 0′ dark thirty this morning just about did me in so please excuse the sequence)
i’m so thankful she loves me….even when i wear her out!