Hi my lovelies,
Long post and eye leaking warning 😉
Today, I am sharing Christine’s story. Christine came to my
event in September and was one of my prize winners. I am so happy she won this,
because I know she needed it.
Christine had a brain stem stroke (as I did) just short of a
year ago, so it is very early days for her and I remember these days so well!
She is still in a wheelchair (so she bought her own photo
prop with ;-)), but I believe this will change soon because beautiful Christine
has all that she needs to walk again. Determination and courage and a heart
full of love for life!
There is a bit of facial distortion, which will get better
with time too. This did not stop Christine from smiling and laughing all day. She
is truly amazing.
We had the opportunity of chatting throughout our session
and Christine had many questions to ask me, which of course I was happy to
answer. We shed a few tears too and to help encourage this beautiful soul, I
showed Christine, that I can take small baby steps on my own without holding
onto anything (I know that she will get here too, but this is an incredibly
long and difficult journey and I myself have a long way to go still).
Christine arrived here with her husband Shan and her 17 year
old son John-Wayne (how cool is his name?) How is this – they got Married in
the March and in that November Christine had her stroke, spent time in icu,
almost died, but pulled through (incredible). I was blown away by the love
still shared between husband and wife firstly and by the kindness and support
of her son who is still so young.
John-Wayne became my studio assistant for the day and we had
loads of time to chat as well, he too had many questions and I think it was
good for him to see there is hope for his mom, who he loves dearly. Of course
he poured me lots of bubbles too 😉
I really hope that I was able to give something beyond a
photoshoot here, and I have this to say:
You are amazing, I know this is a tough journey, but I see a
fire in you that burns bright and you are so beautiful. I know that you can do
this! I am here for you, anytime you need to chat. You keep smiling and
laughing and being determined, this is how you get there my darling!
You are an incredible human being, husband ;-), thank you
for helping me on the day and thank you for giving your mom the love and
support she needs to get through this. The world needs more humans like you!
I have huge respect for you for sticking by your wife and
loving her unconditionally. You don’t get men like you in the world so often.
Thank you for being an example of true love and manhood for all us ladies to
see that there are indeed good men left in this world!
Of course here are some portraits of our day together.
Have a beautiful day, keep smiling, book your portrait sessions here