Friends, let me tell you about Isabelle. She’s incredible. I don’t mean that in a half-hearted, trying-to-be-complementary way. I mean that in a real way. She’s a talented equestrian and performer, a wonderful daughter, sister, and friend, and now a freaking warrior – of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Lately, I’ve been listening to an album on repeat, and one of my favorite songs talks about the seasons of our lives – and how some, our “winters,” are painful and sometimes long, but that the Lord promises to stand by us throughout it:
Though the winter is long even richer
The harvest it brings
Though my waiting prolongs even greater
Your promise for me like a seed
I believe that my season will come…
I can see the promise
I can see the future
You’re the God of seasons
I’m just in the winter
If all I know of harvest
Is that it’s worth my patience
Then if You’re not done working
God I’m not done waiting
You can see my promise
Even in the winter
Cause You’re the God of greatness
Even in a manger
I think of this song and think of so many of my own struggles and those of my friends and family – and I think of Isabelle. This is certainly a winter season for her – but one that I know she will overcome. Today she starts her second round of chemo with a smile on her face. I told you – she’s incredible.
We wanted to document these days and photograph her senior pictures in places that meant the most to her. The first was the Springer Opera House – a place that she’s spent so much of her time on stage. The second was in the fields and barn with Hayley, her horse.
I mean it when I say that this was one of my favorite sessions for so many reasons. I was able to get to know Isabelle so much better, spend time with her and her sweet mama, and also photograph her on her GORGEOUS HORSE AT SUNSET IN A FIELD – what more could I ask for? Sure, there were run-ins with snakes and baby deer (more terrifying than it sounds) – but really, it was so fun.
Thank you, Isabelle, for letting me come along on one part of this wild ride. You are amazing and I am so thankful to know you!
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