Tuesday, June 8, 2010

. my heart is broken .

. for my brooke . i've mentioned her many times, and doubt i need to even tell you who she is to me . but i will, incase you don't know . brooke and i lived a few miles apart back when i was a teenager and she was 4+ . i babysat for her and her older brother, ryan, for years . through this i became close with her and her whole family . i married and moved from that home, but we still saw each other now and then, her and her family moved away and we rarely saw each other for a few years . then began making connections again during her college years . since then we've become close, in a different kind of way . she married a great guy 2 1/2 years ago, who was her perfect match . i was her personal attendant at her wedding and shot some fun 'day after' photos of her and michael in downtown chicago . brooke does photography, and we have worked together to grow our businesses into what they are now . we've had a ton of fun shoots together, as i'm sure you've seen here on the blog . her world came crashing down just over a week ago when her husband, michael, drown . my mind, heart and body have been with her this last week, and even through all the pain, there's no place i'd rather be . she seems too young to have to deal with any of this that she's going through, but He knows, and is holding her the whole way . brooke is an amazing, young woman .
. brooke has clung to this promise through all this...

"For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men." Lamentations 3:31-33


  1. My heart was broke when I heard the news too. So glad that you could be there for her Sarah.

  2. *Tears*... I love Brooke and her family SO much and there are NO words to express how I have felt the last 9 days! God is going to get her through this, I am praying for her each day as she depends on HIS strength!