As a photographer we often face ongoing and unpredictable obstacles for almost every session such as poor lighting situations, an uncooperative child, or inclement weather but never have I felt so much at a loss for words as I do now. I pray that God will give me the words to represent this young beautiful life that has fought cancer now three times at the young age of 39. I asked Miss A if she would like me to post her sneak peek publically or keep it private and in a heartbeat she said she wanted everyone to know her story. She was first diagnosed with cervical cancer at 35 years of age. Two more times she would be diagnosed with the same ugly disease and although she chose to fight it the first two times with chemo, she has chosen to not allow the poison to kill her body for a third round. She’s lost one kidney in her second battle due to chemo but her one functioning kidney is thus far functioning and pulling her through. If you saw Miss A, you’d never know her little body was so ill with cancer now attacking her lungs and lymph nodes. Outside of the oxygen mask and a little raspy voice, she’d compete with the best of them for the cover of a magazine. We don’t know how much time Miss A will be with us but the little time I shared with her forever made an impression on me. Her beautiful girls will carry on her contagious smile and sparkling eyes as well as her beautiful heart. Miss A asked me to end this with the words that will one day adorn her headstone so I close with words so true, “There was so much to her that met the eye. She had the strength of a hundred people, and a heart of a thousand.”
Thank you V, for considering me to be a part of such a special moment in your lives. You and A were meant to be best friends and you are amazing for the amount of support you provide to her. A, you have so many people praying for you and your girls. I hope I was able to capture the memories your daughters will forever cherish.