First of all I’d like to say Merry Christmas to you! I feel quite blessed this Christmas as I celebrate with my family and two little sweeties. I’d also like to announce the recipient of my ‘2009 Giving is Awesome’ contest. I received a lovely and heartfelt email from one of my clients who is a teacher and she nominated a child who is in her class…
I’d like to nominate a local family for your custom photo session. One of my 4th grade students, Gabriel, tragically lost his father this past September. His father was 32 years old; married with four children.
All of the teachers had wonderful things to say about what a wonderful father Gabriel’s father was. He was very involved and supportive in his children’s education. Whenever there was a school function- Back to School Night, parent conferences, a class party, or a field trip, Gabriel’s father was there. Gabriel’s father always helped Gabriel with his homework, especially in math.
Gabriel is such a special student. He has such a positive attitude about everything. He’s a soccer player and a great one. Everyone in the class loves Gabriel. Out of all of the 4th grade students in my class, he reads at the highest reading level . He has the brightest smile and the warmest heart.
This family deserves to be chosen for your special artwork. I think about how pictures can bring up so many wonderful emotions, especially your pictures. How excited I was when you sent me the digital picture of Baby Charlie! I couldn’t stop smiling! I remember feeling so happy and excited for Dan to come home to see this precious picture of his little boy. I also remember e-mailing this picture to my Dad and receiving his response about tears coming to his eyes the first time he saw the pic. The moments you capture on camera are priceless. I can’t think of a better Christmas present for this family.
Thank you for giving to the community, Daniele.
Can you imaging a more deserving family? I certainly can’t and I’ll soon be contacting Gabriel’s mom to let her know that she will be receiving the gift of custom portraiture. I hope that this will bring a bit of brightness to her day in the midst of such a hard time for her and her family. Pictures to follow of course!