An amazing family and a session I will NEVER forget!

This family has changed the way I look at each day and I know their story will touch many others as it has me. Monica contacted me several months ago with the most beautiful email. She told the story of "the love of her life" fighting for our country in Afghanistan. He was bombed during his service and suffered extensive injuries. In fact, it was a miracle that he walked away at all. He was sent to a hospital in Texas where he would undergo several surgeries and months of therapy. Monica asked if I would take their family pictures once he was allowed home for a short leave. It still gives me goose bumps to think of that email. I was honored and touched to know that she would think of me to capture memories of such a sacred time in their life.

All of my anticipation for this session could not have prepared me for the gratitude I felt for Quinn and this family at their session. I could not imagine these two beautiful children growing up without the love of their dad and the strength of this amazing family. It is far to easy to take all that we have for granted! I know that we are naive to the hardships these soldiers and their families are facing. I also know that there are men and women like Quinn who are willing to fight for our freedoms and the blessings we enjoy everyday by living in the United States. As Quinn told his story I felt overwhelmed with gratitude. Quinn, I want you and your beautiful family to know that I am thankful for all that you have given. I know that your life has been forever changed by what you have gone through on behalf of our country. You are a hero as are the other men you were with. You are in my prayers and I wish you all of the best as you recover. Monica, my heart is full and I can not thank you enough for trusting me with your beautiful family. You are an amazing person!

If you are reading this post please, please, please leave The Jensens a THANK YOU! They have given all so that we might live the way we do. These families that are serving our country need to be honored and the least we can do is say THANK YOU! Please leave a comment here or find them on Facebook. They need to know we love and appreciate them.

THANK YOU!!! I will look at each day that I am given the freedom to live and enjoy my life with gratitude for what those serving are doing for me and my family! I LOVE you Jensen Family!


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5 comments:

Melanie said...

Jensen Family, what a beautiful family you have. I know I don't think about it often enough, or say it enough, but I am so thankful for the sacrifices of others for my freedom. THANK YOU for choosing to serve our country.

Nicole, you captured this family so perfectly. Beautiful job!

melindaj said...

What a great story!!! I can not express enough gratitude for what you and many others do for our country daily! Mrs. J. You are a stronge woman as well to be here in the states without him as he's serving our country. What a cute little family you have. What a great role models your children have.

Jennifer Tree said...

Nicole these are gorgeous and their story made me cry!! My brother is a veteran and has some brain scarring that will affect him for the rest of his life so I feel bonded to this family and I don't even know them. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

Skip & Angela said...

Beautiful family. God bless your family and the troops you serve with. Thank you so much!

Heather G. said...

What a wonderful family. Thank you so much for your dedicated service. We are so grateful for you. We hope you will be blessed abundantly for your sacrafices. Thanks!