In The Blink of an Eye

We’ve all heard that saying before. But it has never rang more true for a lovely lady and fellow mom. As you probably know by now I like to mix my blog with both personal and professional work. This post is about a photo shoot that personally touched me in a way that I wasn’t really prepared for. A few months ago I was checking my Facebook newsfeed and I read an incredibly sad status update from a young mom I had volunteered with for a short time at the hospital. Krystal had just delivered her third baby, a girl, and five days post partum Krystal suffered multiple seizures and was later diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. I was heartbroken for her and her family. I wanted to reach out to her and bring her something more than just a meal. I asked her if she would like for me to photograph her and her family before her first brain surgery and treatment. I was honored that she opened up her arms and let me peek into her beautiful life. Not only did Krystal’s grace touch me, but her amazing husband and love of her life, Tom, also blew me away. They both have so much love and adoration for each other. I hope that I was able to capture that in these pictures. Please enjoy these beautiful family pictures taken just a few days before Krystal and her family received the diagnosis that would forever change her life. Krystal and Tom are the most inspiring people I’ve ever had the honor of meeting. Their grace, strength and commitment to God are truly inspirational. Thank you Krystal and Tom! I look forward to many more family photo sessions with you and your gorgeous family.

Krystal is so special that she even received a personal phone call from President George W Bush. Yes, that’s right. She received a personal phone call from the former president! No joke. Check out her blog for details from her conversation with the former president.  And while you’re there, feel free to say hi. I know she’d appreciate the love!


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  1. Posted June 19, 2011 at 6:33 am by Cindy Sheff | Permalink

    Thank you for your kind words about my neice and her family.Your pics of Miriam are absolutely adorable,as well as those of the entire family…fine job and I wish you much success with your gift of photography.
    Cindy Sheff

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