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Mary & Bret - Greenville NC

I was so touched by Mary's original email I couldn't wait to meet her!! She had recently been diagnosed with cancer and she wanted to do a session before she lost her hair.  But when I read her email, there wasn't a sadness in her tone at all.  She wasn't using this as a sad moment but a chance to document her journey and remember this point in her life.  And months later through treatment, trials, and hair loss her strength and determination are still there.  This is just a portion of her last message to me after she explained her new course of treatment and her hopes to be done by the holidays....

"I'm hoping to start focusing on running after Jan and am planning to run a half marathon next June, a full marathon by next Nov and want to do an ultra marathon either 31 or 50 miles next year too."

WHAT???? Mary you are my HERO!!! Not just for battling cancer but for having the determination to live life and not let cancer stand in your way!! So many people are affected by the trials of life and they simply quit living!!  I can't tell you how happy I am to have met you and call you a friend!!  You are an inspiration to me and I'm sure so many!!  I can't wait for you to cross that finish line and I know you will!!

But before I post a few of my favs from our session, I also have to brag on her mad skills at making scarves!! For those of you who know me you know i love me some scarves!!! Well on her photo shoot, Mary was wearing one.  When I commented on it, she told me she made it.  A few weeks later I opened the mailbox to be surprised by a handmade scarf made by Mary just for me.  I really have the best clients in the world!! Every time I wear my scarf, I will remember Mary's strength & courage & I will be reminded to pray for my beautiful friend Mary!!

Reader Comments (1)

the first image is so sweet! I love it :)

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