Sunday, November 14, 2010

the swensons.



this family is amazing. they have/are raising SEVEN of the most polite well mannered beautiful children i have come across in a long time. and currently their three youngest are ALL under three! i was so blessed by visiting with them today and watching their oldest kids serve the youngest kids, just a wonderful example of a home that loves the Lord. and this is a plea for prayer for this young family. the precious mom you see in these photos is battling breast cancer. pray with us for healing for her body, peace for her family, strength for her and her husband physically, emotionally and spiritually. this family is suffering well and knows that God is in control and are an inspiration to everyone around them. please lift them up in prayer. and you'll notice there are only six kids in these pics.. the oldest son was sick today, but don't worry, we're gonna go capture him when he feels better!

AND i wanted to explain the chalkboards.. mom took the board and wrote one word to describe that child, and then the kiddo had to guess. it was super cute to watch... and snap... :)




12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh amyyyyy!!!! How special!!!!!! Each photograph has so much love. I can feel it. I love the words she picked to describe her children. Precious. You, my friend, have a wonderful gift capturing hearts. So love this shoot.and you:)
Xoxoxoxoxoxo
Bri

Alyssa said...

breathtaking. so beautiful. these turned out so incredibly beautiful. i loved watching this sweet family during this session as i helped you. the love you see in the pictures, the laughs and snuggles and smiles are captured perfectly, just as they were in real time, over the course of the afternoon. you did a beautiful job, ames, with a beautiful family. praying, praying for the swenson family. so honored to help you with the session, beyond humbled and so grateful to spend a few hours with such an amazing strong and brave and ChristFILLED family!!

thetoddlerwhisperer said...

What a wonderful family. Will be praying with you for them.

Ellen said...

So sweet! I can't imagine the struggles, but what a gift that you've captured this moment in time for them. The words on the chalkboard...love it!

cody and carrie said...

What precious pictures and memories for this amazing family. Wonderful job on capturing their sweet love, Mrs. Grebe! The name of the Lord IS being glorified in the midst of their suffering as they draw their strength and hope from Him. Praying for the Swensons...

ReneeP said...

LOVE these! The blackboard is SO great as well!

julie said...

Thank you so much for this amazing blessing to my family. This is my sister-in-law and nieces and nephew. The images touched my heart and capture perfectly the sweet relationships Heidi has with each of the kids!!! Wonderful!!!

John said...

Where's a blackboard picture with Jay? I wonder what that would say? Probably something about his hair.

What a great moment this shoot must have been. I continue to pray as I rise and retire, "reminding" God that healing you is a piece of cake compared to miracles like Lazarus. With great emotion he raised him. And again when he said, "get up little girl", the mortal coil responded. I know that the only control we really have beyond our own choices is found in faith, the kind that stands with a fist no matter the obstacles. It is my only hope now, and with great emotion, it is all for you, dear sister. I love you.

Laurie in Ca. said...

Beautiful pictures captured of this beautiful family. I will be praying for Heidi and especially for her healing. God can do anything.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Cara said...

What beautiful pictures of such a lovely family! I beamed to see Heidi holding and playing with her little ones. These pictures will be a family treasure! We are fervently praying for the Swensons!

Julie said...

Oh.....I can't say that this doesn't tear me up once again, Heidi. Your photographer not only captures your beautiful spirit visually, but in words as well. I especially love the Thumper picture! What an intriguing image I have of C now :o) and I can't wait to see the rest of the family.

Amy G, thank you for this gift to the Swenson fam and allowing these to be blog-shared with the rest of us. As others have said, it stirs my emotions deeply. You have done a great work for my dearest friend and sister in Christ.

In love, and in prayer, Heidi and all ~

Julie H

Michelle said...

My prayers are with this strong and wonderful family!