Last October when we decided we were going to sell our house and go, I knew I wanted pictures of my family on the Texas A&M campus. I want them to know that no matter where they end up in this life that the Aggies are a part of their blood. They do bleed maroon!
We were not sure where we would go at that time, just that God was calling us forward. Since then we've explored places all over Florida, Texas and even College Station. Now we know God was preparing us for all of this change and a relocation to Conroe. He is so good to have us prepare our home to sell and place it on the market in October way before the stresses of a cancer diagnosis or a long commute to a new job put pressure on us.
I even emailed a friend asking her to take some pictures of us. She responded that she really wasn't taking pictures any more but gave me someone else to contact. I didn't. I got cancer. I forgot about trying to plan the pictures.
Then Charly called. She's a friend of a friend who's my friend now. She takes pictures and God laid it on her heart to take pictures of my family before I started treatment (and still had hair). As I read her email, I wept. God is so good to me. So very good.
We scheduled the shoot for the next week and I started planning, found clothes for everyone and anxiously awaited the big day. Now you should know that I've never had a photo shoot like this. It all seemed like so much trouble and money is always tight and we have my incredible sister-in-law that is always snapping away at family events so I just never have done the planning. However, I did want pictures on campus this spring. I really did.
The photo shoot was so much fun. I loved every second of it. I loved it way more than most of my family. Seriously, I'm not sure I should've loved it as much as I did. Charly is great! She got to know the kids real quickly and got some good shots of even the most uncooperative children.
Today I'm sharing some of our favorite shots with you and later this weekend I'll share a crazy story about Charly with you... Something awesome that happened because of her kindness to me. It's really cool and you won't want to miss it; I just don't have time to link it all up right now. So for today enjoy Charly's take on God's work!