Bliss & Bokeh and an update

First of all, I want to say thank you for all of the prayers and well wishes. To give you a little more detail: my dad (59, great health, worked out every day) had a Stage 1 aortic dissection that actually "went...everywhere" the surgeon said, motioning in starbursts out from his heart. Most people don't even make it to the hospital, let alone to a great hospital with surgeons who can actually help. I've been told my dad's surgeon will likely be published for this. His P.A., the most senior clinical person at the hospital, said it was the biggest bullet she's ever seen dodged. After two weeks in the hospital he was sent home. After about another week mom brought him back to the hospital where he is now. He's had a fever that won't go away and they're doing all kinds of testing to try to figure out why. Hopefully this is just a bump in the road.

Through it all we've laughed (hard) a lot, cried some, said our "last" goodbyes three times, told lots of good stories, learned more about biology, and have gotten to spend good time together. Its making me wrestle with all my choices about what I want to do with my life--which is always a good thing. And its made me hug my kids a little tighter. Please continue to pray.

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In other news, I wanted to let you know about a retreat for female photographers that's happening in October in Charleston...its called Bliss & Bokeh. Emily and I will both be there and I will be styling a shoot for one of the days. I'm really looking forward to it! Registration just opened...

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Also, my workshops are almost full but I do have a couple of seats left at each one...let me know if you're interested.