i received an email from a friend of mine. her mama had just a couple weeks prior been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. she wanted some special pictures of her family with “grammy” as soon as possible.
in a 12 day period we had rain forecast for all but 3 days. one was the day she emailed me. one was a day i already had an out of town commitment and one was “iffy” for rain on the following sunday.
as they made preparations to round up the troops i prayed day after day for good weather. i’m all about a lovely backlit sunset image. as the day grew closer to our appointment time the skies seemed to get more cloudy.
i drove over to our place & asked the lord for just one hour. we really needed to get these shots in that day.
i also prayed that i would be sensitive to the family’s needs and especially “grammy”.
grammy was feeling poorly that day and wasn’t going to be able to handle a long session with multiple moves and locations. we got started pronto. we allowed time for each family member to sit and just “be” with her. as you can see from some of these images the precious smiles and words of love were spoken. you could truly feel the love amongst them that day.
we were near the end of our session & i knew we still had a couple of images the daughters were hoping to capture. i asked grammy if she was still feeling ok & if she’d allow us to move her for “just one more shot”.
as i was setting up the family i began to feel the mist & knew we only had a couple minutes. we were able to capture the last few images before the bottom dropped out in the sky. exactly one hour after we began.
miss peggy, you will be in my thoughts and prayers while you go through your treatment. it was an absolute honor to spend a little time with you & your family.