It's funny how God lines up every day people, doing every day things. I think the first time I "met" Brittany was when I ordered a cute monogrammed tag for my car on her Etsy store. We didn't know then, but we would become "Facebook friends" right away, and then a few more monogramming sales transpired. In the mean time, I dug into her world (aka Facebook stalked her) and learned about so many feats that her and her husband had overcome. Military life isn't easy, but throw a micro-preemie in to the mix, these two could face the world (at the time we "met", Konlin was only about a year and half old).
Throughout our Facebook relationship years, she and Ryan endured quite the storm to finally welcome Kanner (Kan-Man to me) into the world, and this is the point where virtual became reality and we finally met face to face after my family visited Destiny Community Church (aka DCC, aka the best church ever). She came up to me during that service, squeezed my neck, and I knew then she would be a prayer sister for life.
I (along with many, many others) have held her hand through out their current adoption process. My family has not only followed The Rhoden journey Waiting for Pink, but we have sewn into it. It has opened my eyes to a whole world that I was so foreign to. When Brittany shares an update with me, I always follow up with my token adoption convo. line, "So, this is a dumb question, but..."
The connection that God created with us has opened a wide open door for me and my family in this photography business, and I thank you (and Him) for that. Thanks for being a cheerleader and prayer warrior for my crazy dreams.