Saturday, April 25, 2009

Race for the Cure: Why We Race

Hey everybody!

We have an insanely busy day today. Not only are we up at the crack of dawn (actually 5:30) to set up the Brides for the Cure tent in Rogers, then walking the Race for the Cure, but we are also photographing a wedding (we have to be there right after the race - yikes!) It would be easy to make excuses not to be so involved, especially with a wedding in the morning. However, there is a great reason why we feel so compelled to help make a difference.

Ellie's "Nana" Denise was diagnosed this past year with breast cancer.

Denise loves life more than just about anyone I've ever known. She always sees the best in people, always has a smile on her face, and is always enthusiastic to help others. She's been an amazing grandma for Ellie, not only modeling how to love, but also teaching her how to embrace life (even when it doesn't seem fair). Ellie and Nana are extremely close, so much so that Ellie has gone to treatments, surgeries, and doctor appointments with her. I adore the relationship Nana and Ellie have and feel blessed that God is using Nana in such a powerful way.

Here are a few quick shots I grabbed of Denise (who is a professor at the University of Arkansas) and Ellie yesterday.




Here's to finding a Cure!
Dale

6 comments:

  1. One of the most precious pictures I have seen in a long time...hope yall had fun!

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  2. Funny how things work, isn't it? Actually, I feel most blessed that God gave me this beautiful, precious child to love. She brings sunlight to every day - I mean, REALLY! Just look at her. Thanks so much for taking time to shoot a few pix of the two of us. d

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  3. what special pics I love them and the moment that was shared between a grandma and a child. Doesn't get any better then that.

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  4. Wow. What an amazing photo. It brings tears to my eyes just looking at it.

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  5. Wow! Denise I truly respect you & your FAITH to the utmost. Losing my husband emptied me, but your courage gives me hope. Thx Nana...Tanika

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