The Beauty in the in Between.
Because it's important to know how just how loved you are, how fully and completely you are enough, how much you will continue to be loved whether you succeed or fail, how beautiful you are in this in between time in life. This session was unique for me because I have known this family for almost two years now and had the pleasure of getting to know Ryan personally. At first I thought Ryan was quiet, but I soon learned that its a quiet-around-strangers thing. When her best friend is around I get to see this funny and carefree side of her come out. Around her siblings I see a unique caring and compassion for the younger kids and I really loved hearing how consistent these qualities are in her life.
"She has an incredible imagination that can take her anywhere in the future" -Dad
"She is the most precious gift that her mom and I have ever received. She is loved more than she will ever know!" -Dad
"3 qualities I really admire about Ryan are the compassion she shows for others, her inventive spirit and her love of family" -Dad
"Ryan knows God made her special and unique. She loves showing off what she can do to all of her peers. She knows being unique is a gift. She embraces who she is and never hides it. And for that I truly admire her." -Mom
One thing I really want my tween to know is....
"She is one of God's Greatest creations. I wante her to know that even though she is beautiful on the outside, her true beauty is on the inside. God gave her a heart of gold." - Mom
"I wish I was as strong as she is when I was young." -Mom
"I really want Ryan to know as she faces the Teen years that she is not alone. I have gone through the same things and I survived. I want her to know that she can talk to me about anything and everything and that I really want her to talk to me. I want to know about and be part of her life, but I won't interfere with the decisions and choices that she will need to make down the road. I will be there to listen and to help guide her, but I want her to be her own person and to shine her own light on the world." -Mom
Even her younger siblings recognize what a beautiful soul she has. When asked why Ryan is a good sister the responses are simple and beautiful.
"because she lets me be next to her, she is beautiful, I walk outside with her, she lets me play with her, she hugs me, and she tells me that I'm a beautiful girl" ~Toby age 4
"When I was a struggling with my homework Sissy helped me figure it out" -Murphy
These powerful words are only a small sample of the memories, love and advice poured out for this tween, but I like to save the best for Ryan's eyes only. Want to book your Tween's Unique experience? E-mail Katieharrison@nakupendaphotography.com