As a mama of three boys, I know the biggest nightmare for any parent is not being there for your kids. So I was shocked when I heard my beautiful, super healthy friend Sierra had been diagnosed with cancer. When you hear things like that, you feel so helpless, unless you’re an amazing doctor or cancer researcher (God bless those people with analytical number brains!!). But there’s one thing I can do and that’s tell people’s real stories. And Sierra, Issac and little Whitman’s story is such a beautiful one to tell.
Sierra is all about living life well, caring for her family and spending time at the ocean. (And here are the engagement photos I took of she and Issac 4 years ago!) So of course I jumped at the chance for a beach family session. And if that wasn’t sweet enough, this is the exact spot where she and Issac had gotten married. (I’m not crying, you’re crying!) It was such a privilege to be treated as a part of the family during our time together, to have them relax so completely and be their real selves. They are so filled with love for each other, that I just had to sit back and marvel.
We took these photos the week before Sierra started chemo, and I’m happy to report, she’s doing really well. I’m sure she’s not out of the woods yet though, and they can all use our prayers. Sierra is such a fighter, and with her boys by her side, cancer isn’t going to put out a light as bright as hers.