Picking a local family who deserves free family portraits was such a difficult task. I wish I could have picked all of them, but I finally narrowed it down to one amazing family. All week long I read and re-read the entires submitted by all of you and paced and wracked my brain and my heart. I truly was so hard to pick the winning family, but I chose the family that kept entering my mind. The family I couldn't stop thinking about. I really do wish I could pick all of them...it was such a tough choice.
In order to maintain the privacy of the family, I will not tell you their name or show you their photo, but I will share their story as it was written by Denise G! Yay Denise! I will send you a certificate for their free portraits and let you present it to them.
Each time I read their story I am brought to tears and goosebumps. I am humbled and find that my mind wanders to them when I think that I can't do this or that because I have 3 kids...just wait until you read about these amazing generous people. I know that this is the right family to receive these portraits and preserve the story of their love for generations. Thank you Denise! Thank you Thank you Thank you!
As told by Denise ( I am putting "*****" in place of their names...Denise wasn't using foul language Ha) :