My Why

I posted on Facebook today that I am no longer taking sessions for 2014.  I need to step back and take some time.  I have lots of final edits in the works.  I have several sneak peeks sitting on my screen waiting to be narrowed down and I have plenty on my plate for the next 2 months.  But my BIGGEST why is my Mom right now…and my family.  Many of you know my Mom was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in April.  She has been fighting it for months now and so many of you have been and continue to pray for her.  I could not ASK for more.  And I could NOT be more pleased to share that her body has responded beautifully to the chemo and MOST of all to God’s healing.  She is doing so well and has 3 more treatments to go this month….  I have made MANY trips to and from Minnesota, where Mom and Dad are, these past months.  My heart is so much there right now.  Sometimes weekly trips, sometimes bi-weekly….never enough hugs and love from my parents.  My husband has been amazing, he holds the fort down here.  Our boys have stepped up and done more than normal.  God uses everything.

My priority has always been my family…and when the time I take to do photos takes over, I need to step back.  So right now Mom is my WHY I cannot add more to the calendar.  We have a LOT to celebrate with her right now.  I don’t take ANY of it for granted.  And then there is my hubby and 4 busy boys, they are my priority as well.

SO we will finish the year strong with another 20 some or more sessions in the books for this fall….but the rest will wait, or find another photographer which I completely understand.  It is a joy to capture your families, children and memories.  It is also a JOY for me to create memories with my own family.

I leave you with some images from the Ovarian Cancer walk in Edina, MN last weekend and my beautiful, radiant Mama.

September 11, 2014

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