I had my second Olivia Act photoshoot over the weekend. What a blessing it was to me.
I just love the message I received for this family's nomination a few months back.
You have probably read about the Herrington Family on my blog. They have six children, 5 biological and 1 adopted. They had four children and were done when along came Miss Chloe Bea. When she was born they discovered that Chloe came with her own extra surprise, an extra 21st chromosome. She has down syndrome and her parents quickly realized they were given a gift from God. Not even a year after Chloe was born they decided to add one more princess to their family but this little one was already born. She was just waiting in an orphanage on the other side of the world. This past spring the Herrington's went to Ukraine to bring home Olivia who also sports that extra 21st chromosome. While in Ukraine Chloe ended up in the hospital with some concerning lab work. A parents worst nightmare, to be stuck half way around the world and have your baby admitted to the hospital. It wasn't long after they got home from Ukraine that they found out that Chloe had leukemia. She has spent almost the entire fall stuck at Kaiser while receiving treatment. But don't worry this hasn't slowed this little girl down. She continues to charm the pants off everyone she meets!
This family has shown us what family is truly about. They accepted God's plan for their little Chloe when she was born, rescued an "unwanted" child, and then once bringing home their daughter to a family had to be split apart once again while their daughter fights for her life. I would love for you to capture the love that this family has. If only we could all love just a little more like them.
I wasn't sure when we would be able to do this shoot due to Chloe being in the hospital. Due to an infection though, Chloe was sent home to clear it up allowing us to have our photoshoot. I am happy to report that this sweet girl has one more round of treatment at the beginning of March and then she is done. Amazing.
Meet Chloe. She loved my camera. What a doll.
Two and a half years old and already a fighter.
Look at this gorgeous family.
Beth is quite an amazing strong mama.
Sweet Daddy hug. So much love.
Chloe has the duck face down.
Just a loving sisterly squeeze.
I loved our morning together. I can't wait to hear when she is all done with her treatments and home for good. What an amazing day that will be.