Today I want to bring you a story that completely touched my life and I think it will yours as well! S scheduled her session in early February this year. When she initially contacted me, she briefly mentioned her journey through life dealing with a twin sister’s death, anorexia, and divorce. I was immediately moved by her story so I had to meet with this precious woman! After meeting with her in person, she shared her heartfelt story with me. We friended each other on Facebook and I have enjoyed keeping up with her life. She is so incredibly talented with writing and graphic design! She has such a beautiful spirit despite the many challenges she has faced. I must say it was a very humbling. May you be blessed by her story as I have! THANK YOU S for allowing us to share your journey with other women. Please leave some love and let us know how she has touched YOUR life!
“I wanted to celebrate a new and exciting beginning to my life after years of struggle. My journey here was a windy path, but through it all, I found it’s not about arriving; it’s about the journey. And what a journey I’ve had! In high school, I suffered from anorexia and a warped perception of my body; it wasn’t until college that I finally overcame my eating disorder. Years after college, I underwent emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix, which almost killed me doctors said. The operation left a large scar on my abdomen, and I am slowly beginning to see my scar as beautiful–a beautiful reminder that I lived despite a life-threatening condition unlike my late twin sister who passed away before we both graduated high school. Shortly after recovering from the surgery, I went through a divorce and faced the constants in my life becoming as impermanent as life itself. Despite all that, the dust is finally beginning to settle. And I am celebrating, thankful for what life has brought me and for where I am going from here.
If where I go from here is as fun and exciting as my boudoir session was, I can’t wait to see what’s next! Since I am not much of a girly girl–I don’t normally wear makeup nor do I own many lacy things–I felt somewhat out of my element at first. However, Jan helped me every step of the way, and that made me feel more relaxed and excited about the experience. Because of the boudoir session, I am moving forward with much more confidence in myself. When I saw some of the images, I had to do a double take…”That’s me!?!…wow!,” I thought. Finally, I can see the beauty within myself that I have struggled so much to see. The boudoir session gave me a sense of empowerment. Whatever life brings next, I’m ready! ” -S
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” Psalm 139: 14
S, you are a valuable woman that is a precious treasure! So blessed to have met you =)