And the winners are….Travis & Jenny
A few weeks ago, we decided to give away a couples photo session worth over $300.00. In the name of love and giving back, we wanted to share our passion and a gift that has meant a lot to us over the years. After reviewing the nominations, the judges were won over by the heart-warming story shared by Jenny:
“Travis and I have gone through some what of a hard/challenging past year. Moving to our new military-assigned base in Kansas, finding out that our first born was to be born with a severe cleft lip and palate, learning the ropes of parenting, Travis deploying when our daughter was 2 months old, Bella (our daughter) undergoing the first of three surgeries at nearly 5 months – these are some of the hurdles that we have grasped hands and jumped over. I’m not saying we didn’t trip and fall many times. There are quite too many moments I look back upon and know that my tone and attitude could have been sweeter, more submissive, more loving. Many moments where I know that whatever was happening with our baby was not either of our faults, but I seemed to blame myself and him. But, our Heavenly Father is so precious and good to us – to keep us both within His safe and loving palm, to keep our hearts turned toward Him, to allow us to love one another through hardships. I would love to have a photo shoot with my husband to document this first year of parenting, to remind us what it is like to trust fully in our Lord and love one another fully through pain.”
We look forward to meeting Travis and Jenny when they return for a visit to the Central Coast. Thank you, Jenny, for sharing your story in such an open and honest way. Thank you, Travis, for serving our country. We cannot imagine the things your family must sacrifice to protect us all!