I have a friend, Betsy, who is an amazing woman. Anyone who knows her would agree. Her heart is filled with love for the Lord, her family, and anyone who shares her day. She is quick with an encouraging word, a comforting hug, or a prayer for anyone in need. She is a blessing to her husband, her kids, and all who call her friend.
Recently, Betsy's oldest son, Luis, was diagnosed with cancer. Before Luis started chemo treatments, I had the privilege to capture their family portraits, the five of them, and their three close cousins. It was unbelievable. Despite the trials that they are facing as a family, our session was filled with lots of hugs, smiles and laughter. It was one of the most fun sessions ever, and I felt so lucky to be sharing in it.
Here are a few of my favorites from the session:
Betsy and her husband, Luis emulate real love- love for each other, love for their children, and love for the Lord. It showed in every single shot, from the silly laughing ones, to the quiet and tender ones.
Betsy, thank you for letting me share in these moments with you. Your faith is so uplifting and powerful.
Friends and family, please join me in praying for Luis, that he would beat this cancer, that he would find comfort through his treatments, and that God would use him in a powerful way.
Luis, you got this.
Be strong and courageous.