I wanna be real authentic for a moment, bare with me. When I was in Kindergarten, our school had half day sessions, so one group went in the morning and the other group went in the afternoon. That’s when I first met Breckyne, as she went to the morning session and I attended the afternoon session. Fast forward to high school and we were inseparable! We hung out all the time, played sports together, and basically learned how to live life!  But I was always just a teeny bit jealous of her. She is the most selfless, gentle, genuine person I know. She would never hurt a fly. She is drop dead gorgeous (see pictures below), and often times I felt like I could never compare to her.

When my dad got sick, my thoughts were very selfish. I looked at people like my best friend and thought, “why does everything crappy happen to me? They’re perfect, they have their whole life together, why can’t my life be like theirs?” Life gets messy. We lose our focus. But listen, EVERYONE IS FIGHTING A BATTLE. Let’s lift each other up instead of tearing them down, or even tearing our own selves up for thinking that other people have it better than us.

Breckyne has been there for me through the loss of my dad and many broken hearts, as well as my biggest victories. Always encouraging me to live my life for the Glory of the Lord, and my life has been greatly blessed to have her by my side!!!!!!

Two years ago, her mom started to get really sick, and it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions and events for their family since. Breckyne has taken on a huge caregiver role and has been so selfless in taking care of her family. She is so stinking strong & I admire her so so much!! I am so proud of her and when Lauren Daigle came out with her new song, “You Say” we couldn’t help but LOVE IT!! Here’s the chorus:

“You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
And You say I am held when I am falling short
And when I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe, oh I believe
What You say of me
Oh, I believe”

Lauren Daigle is bringing the sword of truth and I couldn’t think of anything more fitting to accompany these pictures I took of my best friend and her lil sis. It is so hard to watch on from the outside, feeling helpless, as your loved one fights illness. To have been in those shoes, it’s heart-wrenching to watch that same pain in another person’s household. To escape that for a few hours and just have fun, that’s what I hope to do with my photoshoots.

So whatever you are going through at this moment, I want to remind you that “this too shall pass.” Let’s get outside, laugh, & take some awesome pictures to ease just a little of the pain.


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