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I could choose to keep this post lighthearted, but I’m not going to. 

Life doesn’t always go the way you think it will. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t work out and that all is lost. 

Many of you know my nephew Trev and my niece Leah. You know what stellar people they are. I am so, so proud of them. But, the fact that they are stellar people has nothing to do with me. 

When depression hits a family, it is devastating. My sister has suffered, and by suffered, I’m not exaggerating. For about the last 15 years, she has battled it hardcore. 

Through the years, she has lost much. She has lost years of daily contact with her beautiful, talented children.

That alone is beyond my imagination. But, even in her misery, she always only wanted what was best for them. 

That is where the Lord has honored her desire. They have had a Dad who has always been there. 

Alan and I have had many  experiences over the years and neither of us is perfect, but I know that we have both always been on the same page about the kids. 

I love them like my own. I was there when they came into the world and immediately bonded with them. 

They were my cure for midlife baby fever! 

I had the freedom to love on them without boundaries. 

Thus my high emotions as I look at how grownup they are. 

Now, Christine is in their lives, as their stepmom. She is above and beyond wonderful to them. She is an awesome role model, mom, friend and support for them and for that, I am SO grateful. 

I was honored to photograph their family. 

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Christine suggested this photo for Jordan and Maddie’s mom. That’s pretty amazing too. I can’t believe how tall Jordan is…and cute too! Maddie has grown up so much since the last time I had seen her as well. They’re awesome kids. 

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So thankful for this family!

God bless!

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August 9, 2014 - 7:58 am

Carol dunklau - Becky, I remember when I had Trevor in my kindergarten class. He was such a great kid- genuinely kind and loving. I remember wanting to have Leah in my class one day too, being so precious. I also recall when Alan told me how your sister suffered with depression. It is a horrible disease that I have also struggled with but have it at bay with therapy and medication. Most people have no idea how debilitating it is. I often feel week as a Christian because I should be perfectly happy with God…..but it’s weird. I will pray for Shari and her children and for you! God bless you; )

August 20, 2014 - 12:41 pm

tara pollard pakosta - so touching and beautiful!
I know how proud you are of trev and leah,
they are awesome kids!
these are so gorgeous b!
where are the close ups of trev and leah though?!

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