I met Laura at Lifetime last fall. [Remember all the hoopla surrounding our membership?] Tony and I were there for only a very short time but I was thankfully able to squeeze in a month of tennis lessons before we left. Laura and her neighbor were wicked opponents. 🙂
Laura and I had talked about a tennis Date Night. And about her vision for a future family session. Then life got busy and we drifted our separate ways.
Early this year, a Facebook friend put out a prayer request; I was horrified to learn it was for Laura’s oldest son! He had been in a life-threatening ski accident and the situation was critical. I sent Laura a private message to let her know I was praying. That was our last connection until a couple of months ago when Laura got in touch with me about a session.
I was very glad to hear her son had made a complete recovery. [Thank you, God!] But life had since taken another unexpected turn.
Laura’s dad faces a terminal form of cancer and her mom has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. As an only child, a great deal of responsibility now rests on Laura’s shoulders. As you can imagine with all she has experienced this year, everyday life has taken on a whole new meaning.
She knows that time is precious and asked if I could help her capture this moment. (Her parents, by the way, are just shy of celebrating 50 years of marriage!)
Laura’s husband is also an only child and his mom was in town for an extended visit so we made sure to include her as well.
I can’t even tell you how meaningful it was to hear Laura say, “This is what we did 17 years ago today, got all dressed up and had our pictures taken… the exact time even!“
Why? Because it was Jeff and Laura’s wedding anniversary the day I was there to photograph them.
Seriously, how cool is that?!! Here are several more of my favorites:
I would like to think that my stint at Lifetime was for more than just the tennis. [Those who know me know what I always say.] It was a pleasure meeting and working the people you love most! Thanks again, Laura.