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Linsey + Lena = the most beautiful snuggles

This stunning, gorgeous madre is one of my friends and pledge sisters from college. Linsey’s always had that beaming, gorgeous smile. The kind of smile that makes you want to hide your teeth in embarrassment…but still can’t help smiling. Last year Linsey married the love of her life in Coeur d’Alene. Soon after Linsey and Scott found out they were expecting beautiful little Lena. Their dreams and joys were slashed when a few short weeks later Linsey was diagnosed with cancer. By the time Lins was diagnosed the mass was the size of a softball and growing quickly. Linsey and Scott had to make the decision to treat her cancer with chemo while keeping a close eye on little Lena. It breaks my heart every time I think about the decisions she had to make and the pain and treatment she had to endure while worrying about the growing little angel in her belly. Linsey’s mass was responding to the chemo but the doctors decided to take Lena a few weeks early. Unfortunately Lena’s health started to decline a few weeks after she was born. She was admitted again to the hospital where she spent another month getting better.Which she did.

A few weeks ago I was able to photograph a snuggle session between a now perfectly healthy Lena and her amazing, strong and always beautiful mom. Linsey still has a road ahead of her treating her cancer but I know she will kick this. She is such an inspiration to me. And Lena is the luckiest little beauty to have such a mom.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 1:27 pm

Sarah - They are both beautiful!! I wish them continued happiness and good health. Your pictures captured the beauty and love between them perfectly.

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