February 2008 Archive - Divine Reflections Photography Blog

Ashley and Bethany - Face #18

Their earthly bodies are buried in a Chico cemetery, a simple place to remember that they once were a part of this city. Though their lives were but minutes long, their impact is permanent for me. They changed me; they taught me so much about faith, love, and the preciousness of life. Through their death our lives have been opened to serve other children who need our love. Thank you, Ashley and Bethany, for teaching your mommy some very important lessons. You are not forgotten.

Posted by Crystal on February 28, 2008 at 8:00AM.

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Shannon - Face #17

I am sure that most people would not be able to guess where I found this hidden treasure. On the outskirts of Chico lies a humble building filled with unwanted animals, the Butte Humane Society. Shannon spends her days serving the animals who are simply grateful that she cares enough to help them. Loving her job, Shannon helps to match loving pets with loving homes. Thanks, Shannon, for giving me a few minutes of your time and for all the work you do!

Posted by Crystal on February 27, 2008 at 8:00AM.

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Amy - Face #16

Amy is a wonderfully bright entrepreneur who has established Baby's Boutique, a quaint little shop here in Chico. The business aims to reduce unnecessary waste by reusing gently used children's clothing and furniture. Amy's smile warms her shop and her customers, and she often comes up with new creative ideas to add to and improve her shop. She is truly a woman of many talents, a busy full time mom.

Amy, it was wonderful to get to chat with you for a bit. Thanks for allowing me a few moments of your time.

Posted by Crystal on February 26, 2008 at 8:00AM.

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Patti - Face #15

The only thing that may surpass the love of this grandma is the beauty of her granddaughter. Patti plays many different roles, and one of the most precious is that of grandmother. Grandparents are amazingly powerful instruments of love, wisdom, and help to both their own children and their grandchildren. Patti is wonderfully loving, committed, and hard working.

Many grandparents do not hear how much they are appreciated, what a huge help they are. We would like to thank all of the grandparents who work so hard and love so deeply.

Thank you, Patti, for all that you do and for allowing me to capture a bit of your heart.

Posted by Crystal on February 25, 2008 at 8:00AM.

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Every Foster Child - Face #14

Can you recognize a foster child? What haunts the eyes of their tormented youth? Have you ever wondered? These eyes are here to represent every foster child in Chico.

Some are small and some are big. Some are teens and some are babies. Some are white and some are black. Do they matter? Yes!

These children are much more than entries on some distant courtroom docket. They are amazing young people who won't give up their place in life, their desire to be loved and cherished. Invite one into your life, and it will change you forever.

To all the young people waiting in foster care, demanding that someone notice that you truly are important, please know that you are not forgotten. Thanks for being just who you are.

Posted by Crystal on February 24, 2008 at 8:00AM.

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Seth - Face #13

Meet Mr. Seth, a young man of many talents and incredible verbal skills. He can be seen chatting it up with neighbors or other kids, desiring to help, or just having some fun. Seth is a great athlete, and he has a real knack for helping with the neighborhood pets. Most enjoyable to this photographer is his sweet and hilarious explanations and friendly advice. Seth, you are a remarkable young man whom we greatly enjoy; thanks for giving me a few minutes of your time.

Posted by Crystal on February 23, 2008 at 8:00AM.

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