A Hero Family ~ Belton Child Photographer/Belton Family Photographer

I'm embarrassed to admit that it wasn't until a few years ago, when someone very important to me joined the military that I started to take an active interest in praying for our troops, in being  more empathetic to family members left at home, more aware of the difficulties that come when military heroes come home to resume "normal" life, etc.. It took me a long time, too long to come to these conclusions but now, I know better. As Maya Angelou says "when you know better, you do better." All that to say, when this wife of a deployed husband contacted me and asked me to photograph her and her kids I was so honored. Life goes on when spouses are deployed, kids still experience mile stones which need to be documented, and a lot of physical growth takes place in a year in the life of a child! Despite an important family member missing from these photos, this family is living life just like you and me, only they are heroes for their great great sacrifice. I am already looking forward to next year when "dad" will be home and I get to capture the whole family back together, what fun that will be! Thank you "H" family, foremost for your sacrifice and service to our country, but also for letting me be the one to capture this time in your lives. Until next time! xo Little man showing me where daddy is....