Family is everything. I came across this quote while I was reading one day, and it stopped me in my tracks.
"Love really is the big deal everyone makes it out to be,... It's EVERYTHING, love is. It runs the whole universe." - Maddie Dawson
I loved that quote so much I put it on my website. The session below is with a family I've known for a long time. This was the last night they were together before the youngest was going away on a 2 year mission in Mexico. Emotions were high. It's so hard to say goodbye for such a long time. I couldn't help but put myself in Teri's shoes. What would it feel like to send my son off for 2 years? You know he's going to be helping people the whole time, so it's a good thing, but at the same time you just want to hold him close.
Since then I've heard lots of reports that Josh is doing well, and is so happy serving the people in Mexico. So while this family sacrifices two years with Josh, they are giving the gift of love to the people who he meets. Love really does run the whole universe, and if it doesn't - it should!