Another fun session with one of my favorite families!
My brother in law, Stephen, just retired from the Army after 7 years of service. During which, he and my sister, Katie, have moved a total of 6 times, been separated for 9 months during a deployment in the Middle East and had four little ones born to them. It has been an exciting, challenging and growing experience for everyone. So much is sacrificed by our military families that we seldom recognize in our fast paced lives. The daily stresses and demands are real and constantly saying goodbye to friends and community as well as packing and moving on a regular basis can be exhausting. I am so proud of my sister for how she has stood by her husband's side through it all and been his constant encouragement and support in reaching every next goal. They are now entering a new chapter in life as a civilian family and I look forward to seeing all God has in store for them.
I was recently able to travel to Washington, DC, where Stephen was stationed as a Captain in The Old Guard, to take these special farewell photos and I think you will agree after seeing them that a picture truly can speak a thousand words.