Sometimes life doesn't end up the way we have planned. Things change & other peoples choices can affect our lives in a way that pulls the rug from under us & alters them forever. At that point we have two choices-- to let it dictate our future negatively or to be strong, put on a brave face for your littles & move forward knowing it can only get better from this point on. This beautiful mama decided to do the latter, & when I look at this image of her, I'm brought to tears. I see so much strength, love & a strong desire to lead her children into this next phase of their life, always putting their happiness first. A mama who has held her head up, taken the high road through it all. In this image I see a client turned friend, who I love and respect more than she knows. High five to all of us strong mamas out there, especially those that have had their world shattered & have picked up the pieces to become stronger & better because of it.