I dedicate this ministry to God and to those in my life whose stories have touched my heart in ways that words cannot describe. You have been my strength when I am weak, my eyes when I can't see, my words when I can't speak...I am everything I am because you love me.

To my husband who has been so selfless as I have worked countless hours developing this ministry. His encouragement to pursue this ministry, even when I was feeling discouraged, has been an absolute blessing to me. He has given me peace in knowing that I am loved with his whole heart and that he respects and understands the signifcance of what I am doing.

I thank my parents who have encouraged me to follow my dreams. They taught me not only through words, but by example, the importance of family and relationships and what it means to live a life of integrity and compassion. Their wisdom and support have shaped who I am today. Without their unconditional love and guidance I would have missed seeing even the ordinary moments as extraordinary. Their willingness to be there at a moments notice has enabled me to be available for families when time is crucial.

To my dear friends and family, with whom I have walked through countless heartbreaking experiences, I thank you for inviting me into the most sacred and intimate details of your lives. It is your journeys that have touched my life in ways that are indescribable. It is you that I think of each time I see a tear fall. You have shown me the true joy and hope that is on the other side of tragedy and the importance of keeping memories alive. I am forever changed because of you.

I thank God for blessing me with the gift of photography that I can use to bless others. I also thank Him for allowing me to see the miracles that surround us each day and for the ability to capture the true essence of each individual I photograph. I praise Him for the gifts of compassion, empathy, patience and perseverance. It is through Him that I have the courage and strength to walk into situations that may otherwise be too overwhelming. I am amazed by His grace and so humbled that He has called me to be right in the midst of the lives of people experiencing uncertainty and the ultimate test of faith.