Ayers Family Session

These three people have a special place in my heart.

As I transitioned from high school to college life, I struggled to develop the strong friendships I had always known.  I prayed throughout freshman year "God, please bring me a friend"!  It's a simple prayer, I know, but exactly what my heart and life were missing.

That summer between my freshman and sophomore year of college, I was connected with an internship at my local conservation district.  I met colleagues from fellow agencies, including...

God's answer to my prayer.

Laura fast became a dear, beloved friend.  While {my} plan was to find a friend who also attended Penn State, God provided a forever friend in way I never expected but am eternally grateful for.  

It has been such a joy to walk through life together, and see her beautiful family form over our years of friendship.

I was able to capture these precious moments of Laura and her family before Handsome Husband and I departed for our new adventure in Hawaii.

It was certainly bittersweet as I don't know when I'll have the opportunity to take them again {my oh my how big this tractor-loving little guy will be!}, but I am daily contriving a plan to get them to Hawaii and capture them here!

Dear, sweet friend - thank you for the special place you fill in my heart in my life.  There would be a shaggy cow, Penn State Creamery, chicken wing roll basket shaped hole without you!  Love you always.