July 7, 2016 / cindybthymius

The Erwin Family

Ever have someone on your mind and the next thing you know you get a call from that person?  Well, that’s what happened to me yesterday.  I had been thinking about The Erwin Family for lots of reasons.  With the anniversary of Trey’s passing, hearing news of another young man dying suddenly in an accident, thinking of another sweet teen in the community battling cancer, I’ve just had a lot on my heart.  When Lisa called me about something she was working on, I thought I’m just going to go ahead and blog this amazing family though they are no where near the cue for blogging.  (Sadly, I may never catch up on blogging).

How do you say, “Well, I am ready to have family portraits taken!” after a son or daughter passes on to his or her heavenly home.  I don’t know.  I don’t think you’ll ever be ready.  You just make yourself do it.  I’m sure that’s what Lisa did.  When she contacted me, I just prayed about it to be honest with you.  Anyone who is around me knows I like to be happy and have others around me be happy, but sometimes life isn’t always happy.  It’s those broken moments between the happiness that God molds us into something special.  Yes, we have the happy smiling photos in this session.  But Lisa’s heart and even the boys’ hearts are still somewhere among the broken.  Sometimes a portrait is about creating what the heart feels inside.

Thank you, Lisa, for trusting me to capture this for you and your boys.

Much love,


Thought for the day: Romans 8:18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later.

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