I came to meet the Whitlocks through who else but my dear Sally… of course : ) She couldn’t say enough about how completely wonderful they were. And when Sally says that about people, I know it has to be true. And it was.
They are such a beautiful family (obviously on the outside)… but also just as obviously they had such beautiful hearts. It’s that thing where the love between people is so palpable that even a photo shoot with a stranger where they are asked to do silly things cannot cover it up. I adore the way these girls look at their Mom and Dad… and the way Sara and JD look at the girls…and the way Sara and JD look at each other. It is such a blessing to me to be able to photograph such real love.
This fall, Sara found out that she is dealing with cancer. She has been documenting her journey on her blog, http://www.tablegrace.net/ ,which I hope you all visit. I have been so humbled and blessed and amazed by her honesty, strength, faithfulness, and hope in the face of this news. She is a Christian woman who is trusting in and clinging to Christ with all confidence in his goodness and plan. I just want to say now Sara, as a person who shares your faith, how much I admire you and how much you have blessed me through your telling of your story… I know God is using to bless and minister so many. I am praying alongside you and your family, with all hope and confidence that He has you in his hands : ) Sara is surrounded by love, support, hope, faith, and prayers and has been continually seeing God’s goodness through each step. Please visit her blog… you will be blessed!
I chose this song because I think this family embraces and appreciates all of the “ordinary” miracles in this life, both big and small. And of course, they know that they’re not so ordinary… there is a maker behind all of them.