Saturday, August 20, 2011

With great pain, comes wonderful Blessings

Last week we received a wonderful blessing, indeed.  A beautiful photographer opened up her marvelous studio, immense heart and tender arms to us.  She invited us to bring the Grandlove for a photo shoot, knowing he had many physical limitations.   She treated us as if we were long-waited for loved ones, returning from a tiring journey.  Between the pillows for propping, the outfits for effects and the silly behavior for sweet smiles,  Belinda made sure that she got the best shots possible.

Her studio was remarkable in its elegance, technical advancements, while at the same time maintaining its welcoming atmosphere.  There were more backgrounds, props and costumes than we could imagine.  She had everything so organized that even the enormous amount of material was quickly retrieved and used for the perfect set-up.  Part of the way her studio runs so efficiently is that she has the best front office person possible.  Tender-hearted and yet professional, Tracy made sure that we were treated as if we were the most important customers around.

All the preparations, the photo shoot, the costumes were provided at no charge to us, because Higgins Photography wanted to contribute happy memories to our lives.  In this fast-paced world, how refreshing that people still have hearts and try to ease the pain of childhood "Monsters" like Leukodystrophy.  Belinda and Tracy are truly Earth-bound Angels.  They held our hands and hugged us to take some pain away and replace it with beautiful memories. 

Thank you for our day in the spotlight, you've warmed our hearts!


  1. The picture is absolutely beautiful, he is an angel here on Earth. I can't wait to see the rest! They gave y'all a most precious gift that you will have to cherish for ever. There is a special place for people who offer themselves & their talents for no other reason but to bring joy & happiness to others!

    I felt terrible about not commenting on your previous blog. Everytime I tried, I teared up & could not find the right words that I wanted to express. I do want you to know that you all are in my thoughts & prayers on a daily basis. If there is ever anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask, you know where to find me. VBB

  2. These can never be taken away! Absolutely beautiful~
    ♥ Diana

  3. I am so glad that your photo shoot turned out to be more than just a photo shoot... it sounds like the experience of the shoot itself, the atmosphere, and the kindness of the photographer lifted your spirits, and gave you an afternoon of some special time with your Grandlove. You are such an amazing grandma, and mother... I am certain your family cherishes you. I will keep your little love and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


  4. That picture absolutely takes my breath away. What a beautiful, angelic child.

    I just have no other words. He is beautiful.

  5. Thank you all for your kind words, comforting prayers and uplifting friendships.