Monday, August 15, 2011


I met Desire, the twin's mommy, at a doctors appointment for my son, Weston.  We were both wheeling in double strollers through narrow hallways, and Desire seemed to know where she was going, so I asked if I could follow her!  We sat and chatted until our names were called.  Our meeting was designed by God for sure, because we soon found that we were both from the same hometown (Lynchburg Virginia) and that her mom and my sister were dear friends!
Then we started to scratch the surface of Desire's story.
Desire and her husband were just relocated to Ga for work during her last month of pregnancy.  I may get some of these details out of order but also during this time her husband found out that he had cancer and was undergoing treatments and Desire had complications with the pregnancy and almost lost her life.  They had rented an apartment for awhile so they could acclimate themselves with the area before buying a home.  Right after bringing their newborn TWINS home from the hospital, they were informed that the apartment had a mold issue and that they were being located to a hotel.  The sweet baby twins were premies and were undergoing surgeries, doctors visits, needles....
This family needed prayer!  Prayer for strength, prayer for peace in the midst of all of these storms.
SO that is what I did. 
Months later I made contact with Desire through Facebook!  I was running a competition for a free session!  Desire had wanted professional portraits of the babies for quite some time, but with all that the family was going through it just never worked out.  She entered my giveaway and also sent ALL OF HER FRIENDS to enter the giveaway on her behalf!  It was crazy how many people entered, telling me how wonderful Desire and her family are and how much they deserved this free session!
Once again, God took over, because while I was drawing the name of the winner, each name I pulled was the name of someone who had entered on Desire's behalf!  It was clear that Desire should be the winner!
Below are the resulting images from our time together!
God has done so much through this family.  Desire's husband is in remission! PRAISE GOD! And her babies could not be more precious and far from looking like they were ever premies!  Just check out those scrumptious rolls!
I feel so blessed to have this wonderful family in my life and I look forward to photographing these sweet ones in the years to come!

"I love the Lord, for He heard my voice...because He turned His ear to me, I will call on Him as long as I live."  Psalm 116:1-2