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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Rutkowski Session: What True Love Means

Back in December, I did a photo session with some friends of mine who all happen to be in the same family. Debi is a dear friend and mentor to me, having been the leader of my Bible study group last year. Her daughter, Erika, is another friend of mine, as well as her daughter-in-law, Laura. It's pretty amazing that one family could be filled with so many wonderful women. Even younger daughter, Abby, is extraordinary (just ask my own daughter Brady who ADORES her!).

We shot this session to celebrate this amazing family and to create some images of them loving on each other. Recently, Debi has begun treatment for the cancer that has returned, and since this session, we have learned that her husband, Stan, also has cancer. The family is facing a tremendous road ahead, but they remain strong in their faith and choose to trust in God's purposes for their lives. They never complain, never pity themselves, and never give up hope. The just choose to rejoice in the promises of God and in the blessings He has given to them.

On this chilly day, back in December, I was capturing their smiles and emotions in camera, but was captured myself by the tremendous love that overflows among them all.

These were a few of my favorites.
















Thanks Laura, for reminding me to blog about this session! And thanks Debi, for being such an amazing example to me of a TRUE woman of God.

I am praying for you guys all the time, and thanking God for you!

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5 comments:

jennifersimonette said...

Beautiful, as always. Prayers to this family.

sinister boy said...

Beautiful Jen! Thank you what a beautiful writer you are too!! Love you Debi

Debi said...

Sinister boy who's that!! LOL! So much for the Godly woman persona! Ha I put roseirene as my screen name the spell check must have come up with "sinister boy" :)

Jen Lebo said...

Love you Deb, sinister or not! Ha! Sorry it slipped my mind to post! But it was fun to go back to these and revisit! You are such a beautiful family!

Laura said...

YAY!!! Thank you!!! I love these pictures! You are great!! Everyone looks awesome...even my babies!!! ;)

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