We had photographed this young lady many times as she was growing up, but this portrait, taken as part of her high school senior portfolio, is one of the most meaningful.
It is a symbol of the hard work and dedication of many years, training to be a ballerina.
Her family was also dedicated as they drove her to lessons every week to the nearest location for her to train which was a 90 minute drive each way.
Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.
Adoption is LOVE
This is Darryl with his daughter, Becca. Darryl and his wife have fostered many children over the years. And then Becca came along. They adopted her along with three other foster children and are now a complete family. Becca fell in love with Mr. Tim and wants to come to dinner for hot dogs in spaghetti.
"God knit you together in your mother's womb, then he wove you into our hearts."
Harold is a survivor, one of a handful of teens that were in the worst drunk driving crashes in history.
Harold has had a dramatic journey toward wholeness and self-esteem after surviving a 1988 bus crash near Carrolton, KY, in which a drunk driver rammed into a bus full of kids killing 27 out of 67 on board (the worst drunk-driving accident in U.S. History)
Harold, a young teenager at the time, not only had to confront the loss of his lifelong friend (who perished sitting next to him on the bus) but also the powerful fears that he would never find a girl or return to his life as an athlete.
Despite his disfiguring scars and survivor guilt, Harold not only finds true love with a beautiful young woman, but a few years later he gets national headlines when he makes the University of Kentucky football team as a walk-on. As Coach Bill Curry said, "Harold Dennis has a brutal situation, but the brutal situation doesn't have Harold."