There are so many things I love about photography, but probably the biggest is getting to meet incredible families and individuals….and getting to do special things for them. I met Trinity back in college. We actually were suite mates my sophomore year, but hadn’t seen eachother since. A year or so ago we ran into eachother at a pumpkin patch. Long story short it was my honor to photograph Trinity, her sister and their daughters. I can’t do justice to the story, so I asked Trinity to tell it briefly…..BEAUTIFUL!
“Autumn and I started out to do foster care and foster care only. We were 2 single girls who love kids and we didn’t want to wait to get married to start to make a difference in the world. We got M first and the goal was to get her back with her sisters and parents. Our job, whether we had her for a day or a year, was to equip her with the tools to survive when she went back home. Circumstances changed and through the next 2 1/2 years, we got M’s sisters one by one….H, A, and S The state also changed the goal to adoption. It wasn’t just that we got attached to the girls, but the Lord changed our hearts. He told us clearly that our job was not to just equip them for the next home, but to make our home their “forever home”. We also got the privlege to have 7 other children in our home….some for 24 hours and some for 11 months. People say that our girls are so lucky to have us, but we are the truly blessed ones. As you can imagine, with a house full of 6 girls, we have the most fun…tea parties when we want, manicures when we want, dresses, dance parties in the kitchen, lots of shopping…as well as the most mood swings EVER! Two single people can’t adopt together, so we each adopted 2. To answer the question that everyone is thinking….what happens if you get married?……..WE DON’T KNOW! What we DO know is…the Lord didn’t bring us this far to just drop us off! This is what obedience means for us right now, and He is totally in control of our future! “
Because it makes me laugh…an “outtake”
I want to thank the D family for letting me come out to their beautiful land for this special session….THANK YOU!
On a similar note, I would love to point anyone interested to a blog related to Orphan care/adoption/foster care….
This is the blog header….notice the 3 cute guys on the right (an old pic)