If you know me at all, you know that these people are as much a part of my story as my own family. Each person in these photographs has touched my life and my heart in such important ways that I wouldn’t be the mom, the daughter, the wife, the friend, the scientist, the photographer, the crazy person that I am without their love and laughter filling my life over the last 25 years. All of it is good. For twenty-five years I have called this family, my other family. But really, they aren’t my other family, they are family. Through the years they have loved and poured out their hearts to not only me, but to my brother, my mom, my grandma, and my aunt. They have prayed over my children, held my hand through my vows, through my dissertations, and through loss. I am not only blessed with the amazing family I grew up with (and they are really awesome), but God gave me them, knowing I would need each one. Knowing too, that they would need me.
I love you each, Jim, Linda, Lori, Jenny, and Jimmy.
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