90 yrs. old : Portrait


Funny how some things happen in life. I was preparing a blog post about a portrait session with my friend’s mom, who’s battling brain cancer. Then I got an email from Gloria who inquired about a portrait session for her grandmother. Gloria shared with me that they just found out her grandmother has lung cancer, and the doctor told the family she has about 5 months to live. Grandma doesn’t know yet though. Wow…I was speechless.

At that time I had recently done a session for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep as well as the portrait session for the Sheffers. Then I got Gloria’s email. As I was thinking about these three families, I was convinced God was leading me to use my gift as a photographer to bless others by doing special portrait sessions like this.

Despite the busy holiday season and having to postpone our session due to the crazy snow storm I got to meet Gloria’s grandmother. What a lady. I love her. She was full of joy and energy. I couldn’t believe her when she told me she was 90 yrs. old. She said it was by¬†God’s grace that she’s been healthy so far, and had a blessed life. I came back encouraged by her strong faith in God, and her joyful smile and laugh!

Thank you Gloria for the opportunity to meet your family.

Meet Gloria’s grandmother, and her daughters. Couple of them live in Korea and Germany, so I’m glad we were able to include them while they were in town.

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The Sheffer Family : Celebrating Life
Gloria’s wedding pictures

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Kathleen - December 28, 2009 - 7:13 pm

that’s so awesome! 4 daughters flying in from all over the world. may God continue to bless you & your ministry through your photography, Peter. (p.s. i think i can guess which sister is from Korea. they tend to have the serious face for pictures, no?)

Gloria - December 28, 2009 - 11:35 pm

it really is amazing how God is using you through this gift to bless others. thanks so much for these priceless photos. i showed grandma the photos and read parts of your blog post to her and she said, “thank you! i love him too!” can’t wait to see the rest!

Emily Hayes - January 24, 2010 - 4:52 pm

I love this post and the photos are just priceless!

[…] her family have a special place in my heart. A little over two years ago, I had an opportunity to photograph Gloria’s grandmother. She was a lovely lady, and I’ll never forget […]

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